Wine Fermentation

"I do like to think about the life of wine, how it is a living thing. I like to think about the year the grapes were growing, how the sun was shining that summer or if it rained . . . what the weather was like. I think about all those people who tended and picked the grapes, and if it is an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I love how wine continues to evolve, how every time I open a bottle it's going to taste different than if I opened it on any other day. Because a bottle of wine is actually alive—it's constantly evolving and gaining complexity—like your '61—and it begins a steady, inevitable decline."

Maya, from the movie Sideways, screenplay by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor

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