Place & Picasso in a Bottle – Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon

As Steve Martin once said, “those French have a word for everything!” That word for a “sense of place” or flavor of the soil is terroir. Terroir is the nature of a place, uniquely expressed in food, beer, coffee or wine.  Healthy soils that are rich in friendly bacteria and fungi, uniquely brand a sense of place that we can taste. Randall Grahm, the pioneer wine producer who created Bonny Doon Vineyards says  we are starved for meaning and we want our experiences to be more meaningful with a deep connection between us and earth.  He is on a journey to produce wines of place that are intrinsically more meaningful than wines of effort.  “If you can make a wine that somehow captures the uniqueness of nature itself, you are tapping in to a much larger intelligence  and system than anything that just comes from human imagination.”  Randall joins Farm To Table Talk and reminds us of the significance of Place to Table.

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