Looking for something special for my parents, I stumbled on a 2001 Tignanello, which was well received but declared “not ready.” When we shared it years later, I understood why. Its elegant evolution connected the dots for me on how magical wine could be.
One of my other great passions is cheese, which, thanks to its huge diversity of styles, is surprisingly tricky to pair. A frequently overlooked wine which never fails is Oloroso Sherry. The savouriness of each element is perfect together.
"Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy."