The Structure of Wine – Quotes

Photo: Bodegas Ysios Winery. Guardia, Spain. designed by Santiago Calatrava.  via

I continue to mine Terry Theise’s Reading between the Wines for insights.  The idea of  wine having a “structure” seems counterintuitive.  In physical form it is liquid.  On the tongue, it is fleeting.  This quote from Theise and another from Goethe seem like a starting point to grasping the idea.

“Wine is music in the form of water… Not too many things convey beauty to us in a form as pure as wine’s.” – Theise

“I call architecture frozen music… Really there is something in this; the tone of mind produced by architecture approaches the effect of music.”” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, coming across the idea in his old notes.   This is apparently the source of the Pinterest quote: “Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music.”