A collection of great quotes, poems and musings.

Inspiring the wines we create



“Life’s too short

to drink bad wine.”

O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been
Cool’d a long age in the deep-delved earth,
Tasting of Flora and the country green,
Dance, and Provençal song, and sunburnt mirth!
— John Keats - Ode to a Nightingale

the sun,
with all those planets
revolving around it and dependent on it,
can still ripen a bunch of grapes
as if it had nothing else
in the universe to do.
— Galileo
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
— William Blake - Auguries of Innocence

“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…”
— Baroness Philippine de Rothschild on receiving the 1996 Masi award.