Wine is More Than a Drink: It is a Way of Life

To begin, I would like to take you back to a moment in time when I was whisked away in the eerie mountain air and transported into the mesmerising world of wine.

This pivotal moment occurred at the base of the snow-capped Andes in Mendoza, Argentina, where I smelled and tasted my first inky, juicy Malbec. The aromas of black cherry, plum, blackberry, violets, and leather were captivating, and I discovered that wine tasting offers the opportunity to stay in the moment, to breathe, to reflect, to think about life.

It may be true that when we seek greater meaning in life we grab on to the first thing that presents itself, transposing meaning on to it. But nevertheless, there in Mendoza, I discovered that wine is more than a drink—it is a way of life.

More about Christina

I am a psychology scholar interested in what makes life both pleasurable and meaningful. I suppose I am an epicurean in the sense that I like good food and wine; but, like the philosopher Epicurus, who actually advocated for tranquility, my international wine and food adventures are more about finding peace than anything else. They are about connecting with others, connecting with the earth, and practising self-compassion. My favourite grape variety is Nebbiolo, I love the way poetry expresses our common humanity, and I believe it's possible to find love in each micro-moment of life. So perhaps it was inevitable I would create this site called Falling in Wine.