ISOLA winebar has so far been organising more than 20 tasting events with various open & blind tasting formats since September 2016. The essential points of tasting events are:
1. Share convivial moments with all participants.
2. Try to decipher cultural, historical & humanistic substance in wines.
3. Reflect upon & better understand oneself by digging into his/her internal landscape.
Consequently most of wine lovers who participated in our wine tasting events had a lot of fun and increased opportunities to communicate each other by exchanging the ideas on not only wines but the substance of their lives as well.
" In Vino Veritas" is the magical word relayed by the Romans but this is even more true to our life especially after the coronavirus pandemic saga. We cannot live alone without any contact with other livings and it is obvious that we profoundly and helplessly need "human touch" whether it be physical or virtual. Whenever you take up a glass of wine, you look at the surface and will find yourself there. The truth is you cannot hide yourself with wine and the wine will start telling you the truth. Moment of truth lies in you and your beloved one.
8 November 2019
ISOLA master’s monologue vol. 5
Meaning of sickness (maladie d’amour)
When the French (sorry for taking as an example) say that they are sick, there is a possibility of two interpretations, physically sick or maladie d’amour. The latter evoke something romantic or meta-physic but in reality especially when young it could be very serious (do you understand what I mean? In my case it was quite serious. I mean seriously in love at the teen).
At my current age (do you still recall the unforgettable song of the Beatles? What would you do when you get 64? Thank God, I am still alive, un grand merci) there seem to be not so many occasions to get infected with “maladie d’amour” but instead maladie réelle such as cancer or unpleasant sort of thing... (Sorry for being not so romantic but the ageing could be something inescapably realistic)
One of my best friends unfortunately got cancer recently and told me the following which was in fact impressive & convincing: Statistically speaking, one of the two Japanese get cancer, but given that situation the most important thing is probably not avoid getting cancer but try to live & learn with it because cancer is a part of yourself. Cancer is in fact the very result of the battles in your immune system with them which are your own outcomes.
So let’s live up to the limit, probably to our 90s or 100s together! Let me just remind you of the most relevant song related to the subject of today for my generation and beyond.
- “Desperado” by Eagles.
- wine aficionados community
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