embracing a wine bottleAlthough wine is a beverage that brings enjoyment because of its flavor and alcohol, for many people wine is much more than that. Many winemakers and wine growers give up lucrative careers to take on the uncertainties of making wine, and wine lovers devote countless hours to studying its every nuance and permutation.

Why? What makes wine an object of love?

I try to answer that in my latest essay at Three Quarks Daily.