Toasts & Quotes: André Tchelistcheff on Pinot Noir

“God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir” ~ André Tchelistcheff (1901-1994), early pioneer, innovator and evangelist for California wine, on the challenges inherent in making Pinot Noir.  We all owe a debt of gratitude to André, a tireless mentor to young talent, many of whom are now pillars of our contemporary wine industry.  Were […]

Toasts & Quotes: Terry Theise, Thoughts on Wine

“The best wines are those that take you through themselves and out into another world that you could not have gotten to on your own. Great wine has a strange subterranean current of beauty. It is not something you can summon from a wine; but a great wine can take you there.” ~ Terry Theise, […]

Toasts & Quotes: Socrates on Marriage

“By all means marry. If you get a good wife [spouse], you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher” ~ Socrates (c469 BC–399 BC), Greek Athenian Philosopher and a founder of Western Philosophy  (whose difficult marriage encouraged him to sharpen his debating skills instead of spending time at home!)  A […]