Wine has brought me in touch with many worlds. Firstly, most obviously, is the world of agriculture. Wine is an agricultural product. The place where the vineyards are situated and the way the vines are grown are crucial to the quality of the wine. In the trade, we talk about growing wine, not grapes. You can’t make good wine from bad grapes.
Then there are the science and the art of winemaking. Each winemaker veers toward one or the other. Some wines are made more technically and others are made with artistic freedom, but in the end it is a combination of both that makes winemaking so fascinating.