Michael Gelb thinks that drinking wine is the key to creativity. Who am I to disagree, after all he wrote the book on How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. Taking on the role of Doctor of Vinology, Gelb believes that when we drink wine we feel the “animated spirit of the get-togethers at the Medici Palazzo, the creativity around Thomas Jefferson’s dinner table, the joie de vivre, la dolce vita”. Think about it, there’s not too many things that can put us in that type of happy place that are legal.
I too have experienced the power of wine, the hidden codex that links history, culture, climate, geography and conviviality in a glass to uncork a memorable experience or “aha” moment. Not a first but after some time I too have come to know and believe in the power of wine. Little by little as I learn more about wine and drink more wine I have become convinced that wine has much to offer for those who take the time to think into the bottle.