‘The Last True Thing’

I think of wine as sort of the last true thing. It’s so utterly simple, and anyone who loves wine knows how transformative it is. I’ve always been attracted by that almost archetypal pull of wine. I like that idea philosophically and emotionally, and I like the mystery of it.

 – Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible

Forbes contributor Cathy Huyghe interviewed MacNeil about how she wrote and now revised her 14-year-old book, which is an impressive encyclopedia of the wine world. It’s an interesting look into

MacNeil’s process, and I was pleasantly surprised to see her dedication to words was just as emphatic as she was to the wine. Read the full story here: How To Write The Bible Of Wine: Karen MacNeil On The Craft Of Writing .

Happy Birthday, Julia!

“I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food…,” said Julia Child, who would have celebrated her 103rd birthday today (Aug.15).

She seems to have been just as smart about wine as she was about food. Here’s proof in another one of her quotable gems:

“As you get older, you shouldn’t waste time drinking bad wine.”

I totally agree.

Happy Birthday, Julia!