Two separate interviewers over the past couple of months have asked us the same question: Was there one wine that provided your “aha” moment? We both stumbled on that for a few seconds. So many wines were special to us; we wrote a memoir about many of them called “Love by the Glass: Tasting Notes from a Marriage.” After those interviews, we thought about that question, how we had answered it, and what other wines were signposts for us. Let’s go through a few of them and why they are not just relevant to our lives but maybe important to the world of wine going forward.
love by the glass
- "They’re not quite the Rodney Dangerfield of wines, not like Müller-Thurgau by any means, but they still don’t get the respect they deserve: Pinot Grigio and Beaujolais. We had some recently that reminded us how good they can be." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
- John Brecher has joined his wife, Dorothy J. Gaiter, as Senior Editor of Grape Collective and co-author of the the bi-weekly column Love by the Glass. Gaiter and Brecher conceived and wrote The Wall Street Journal's wine column, "Tastings," from 1998 to 2010.
- “The name Amrita comes from the Buddhist equivalent of ambrosia, or a wine of the gods."