Tasting Shapes

The idea of perceiving wine as shapes is not a new one.  What is new is capturing the shapes in wine through the microscope.    British wine writer and critic, Pat Simon, former wine consultant to the World Bank, UN Food and Agriculture Agency, and Master of Wine for 40 years, wrote in Wine Tasters’ Logic that he made mental images of a wine, formulating shapes as he learned. His lexicon...
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Wine and Intention

Can we, with our thoughts or other unmeasurable manipulation, change the taste of a wine? Well, I won’t tell you how but      it has been done Perhaps it was magic 3 glasses of the same 2008 cabernet sauvignon were treated ‘mysteriously’ with crystals and thoughts Voila! The simple wine became fruitier with one experimental variation, and softer with another. Here are what...
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Wine and the Mind

A few months ago I met with winemaker Pete Hoffmann who explored with me the potential that the energy of mental focus directed by crystals can change our pleasure of wine. I was an open skeptic willing to be open to the experience. We sat in Graton’s Wildwood Cafe with 4 glasses of wine in front of us…. I won’t bore you with the details. The wine we used was a Napa Valley cab....
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