THE PHILOSOPHY OF A WINERY
In recent years we have witnessed a spectacular emergence of the world of wine. Wineries have adapted to a more demanding consumer, who considers himself a connoisseur. And of course, they have had to defend their project to round out the contents of their bottle.
Not only do they want to drink the wine, but they ask me to “tell” something. Wine is a living being, and it has a history of its own that is reflected when it is consumed. This story is about the vicissitudes of his vintage, the temperament of the winemaker behind it, the land from which it arose.
In a way, wine poetry is the result of this story. Although it’s just a drink, we surround it with expectations that make it different, we condition ourselves to enjoy more than one drink when we know it has a lot to tell us.
On the different websites you will find a section that is “Philosophy of the winery” that has surprised me more than once, because they confuse the different definitions of philosophy. But it also helped me understand the wine, and when I drank it, I took into account what I had read to capture in the end result that initial intention that the winemaker has developed to make his wine.
In María Moliner’s Diccionario de uso del español there is a meaning of the word “philosophy”, which is not found in all dictionaries, which is: “Intention with which something is done.”
For me, this sense of the word philosophy perfectly captures the use of this word when we talk about the philosophy of a winery.