“Wine is a sort of paradox in our society. It teaches us patience in a world that goes faster and faster and where the immediate and the urgent are the law. It teaches us to make roots in a world where we travel without pause… It teaches us conviviality in a world of violence and brutality. Last, but not least, in a world which knows everything, where everything is known, everything is computerised, wine teaches us about uncertainty; it reminds us that life is always an uncertainty, a question without answer… Wine is the only product in today’s world with this wonderful uncertainty. I think it is the honour of our work…”
As quoted by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild on receiving the 1996 Masi award.