Welcome, to the beginning of our “conversations” of Life, well-lived and experienced through wine, food and friends!
Truth be told, it’s no more our conversation than it is yours, and everyone who, with their first sip of good wine, felt transported and transformed, or tasted two wines together for the first time, and amazed by their differences, wondered why, and yes, everyone out there who ever tasted the “right” wine with the perfect dish and understood that the sum was indeed, so much greater than its parts.
This conversation surely began millennia ago when that first forager ripped off a chunk of lightning-roasted mammoth, took a brave bite and savored this new method of preparing dinner (thus food transcended mere sustenance becoming forever more a source of pleasure) then shared this discovery with clan and friends and painted pictures on cave walls for others to read!
Of course, after that first cooked meal had bellies full and taste buds awakened all around, stories surely began to flow – of travels, and of foods discovered, how each tasted, those recommended and those not, of a favorite ‘watering hole or some great out-of-the-way place to spend the night north of here (no bears in this cave, cushy mounds of bat guano for a soft bed there, berries perfectly ripe near here…)
How little has actually changed from that evening to this, our own intersection in Time. As The Poet wrote: “…the end of all our beginnings will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time…” So now we arrive and now we begin again.
We’ll get the chatter rollin’ along, down a few streams of thought and interest – what we’ve tasted, cooked, served and been served, pairings that worked and those that didn’t so much. We’ll toss out ideas and toss in opinions, share our travels and photos and our restaurant experiences – from fine-dine to dogs and burgers, bouillabaisse to barbeque, recipes and ingredients. We’ll take your questions and solicit your answers and opinions.
Our hope is for this to become a place where folks dabble in the nerdy stuff and swim in the abstract – a place of poetry and particulars, art and debate, a place of“ah ha” moments and where the ‘stupid questions’ asked and answered with grace.
But really it’s up to you–and your friends of course, the good old ones and those newly made-here perhaps.
So jump on in–the water’s fine and the company can’t be beat!