"Beauty is more important than impact. Harmony is more important than intensity. The whole of any wine must always be more than the sum of its parts. Distinctiveness is more important than conventional prettiness. Soul is more important than anything, and soul is expressed as a trinity of family, soil, and artisanality." - Terry Theise
It's been some time since my last post and while sipping the morning coffee, I read a quote that inspired me by Terry Theise. Taken directly from the Skurnik Wines website... "If it is true that the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom, Terry Theise has been there and back. A brief perusal of his writing makes it quickly apparent that the man has no reservations about conveying his thoughts and feelings on wine, life, sex, philosophy and general cosmology. In Terry's world, it's all inter-related."
Terry works for Michael Skurnik Wines and has over many years, achieved a loyal following not only for his wine selections, but also for his passionate writing. Beyond writing annual catalogs covering the wines of Germany, Austria, and Champagne, Terry also has recently published his first book, Reading Between the Wines. Should you find yourself worn and thirsty for original thought amid a sea of mundane tasting notes, lifeless critical point scores, and a general lack of soul in wine, I recommend you read Terry's book for an invigorating boost of passionate perspective.