August 2015

Shall We Wine / 2015 / August

A Sense of Home

I love the word terroir /terˈwär/. It is one of my favorite wine words. Terroir refers to a sense of place; the ideal that the soil, climate, culture, people, history--all of the elements that have aligned to influence a wine--can be tasted in the juice. Terroir: The concept is mysterious. The word is sexy. I look for opportunities to say terroir even in non-wine related conversations. I drop it into sentences like I’m dropping a mic, “This artwork is heavily influenced...