According to tradition, you must know how to distinguish the aromas, discern the subtilities of the flavours, the body’s texture and the colour. Mastering the science of taste requires to follow some training. With time and experience, you will be able to truly appreciate the clearness of a Beaujolais, the robe (the colour) of a Rioja and the intensity of a Montrachet. We first bring our nose up to the glass to take a small sniff of its flavour, before swirling the wine in the glass and putting our nose to its a second time to smell the fruity, flowery or woody aromas that our newly acquired science of wine will have taught us to detect.
“Definitely, I’m not made for this kind of tradition!”, states Terry while opening a beautiful Montalcino.
Wine is to be shared
“A good bottle of wine is made to be shared”, continues Terry. “You discover it with friends. That wine doesn’t speak to us about spices, roundness of body and hint of hawthorn with a light note of cinnamon. This bottle speaks to us of friendship.”
Wine is the emotion of testimonies
Terry goes on: “Who says sharing often says expressing yourself. How many times have my friends at Sun Youth told me about the generosity of all the people that allow them to support vulnerable families? How many times have the people at Starlight related to me amazing anecdotes about their Halloween parties for seriously ill children, not to forget the people from the Speech Pathology Program at the Jewish Hospital’s Child Psychiatry Services who described the successes of kids who are benefiting from their program, and who are among the most vulnerable in your society.”
“For me, what remains after sharing a good bottle of wine with friends is knowing that the Pomerantz Foundation is useful. And that’s pure happiness, for me, for my family and for all the Foundation’s volunteers!”