Wine is actually the reason I started Vine + Plate. My love of wine and how it can enhance a meal, gathering, and experience became my passion a few years ago.
Wine is one of the most complex substances on the planet.
In it’s most simple form, it’s just grapes. But not just any grape will do.
Only ONE species of grape is used for most wines made in the world. Vitis vinifera.
Out of that come the subspecies that you and I call grape varieties and there are thousands of those.
I love how Matthew Rhys describes wine in the intro of one of my favorite wine shows “The Wine Show”. You can find it on Hulu. I LOVE THIS SHOW.
He says “Wine is about Weather, Soil, Grapes and People” ♥️ 🍷
I love how that makes me feel. Every time I open a bottle of wine I’m experiencing the weather, soil, grapes and people that came together for that one special harvest and created what is in my glass.