Wine is this lively and enigmatic magic that unlocks doors to new and unknown worlds. This potion, from the moment it is poured into the glass, conceals mysteriousness and mystery. Manages to untie the tongue, enlightens the soul, unites, shortens distances. This magical beverage contains in itself authenticity, history, eternity, a balance between lusciousness and maturity, and many more undisclosed secrets.

Moderation and balance are not only the basic ideas involved in the production of the liquid wine itself but also the guides to the way we should enjoy it – in moderate quantities, in the company of favorite food and people. It is then that this drink reveals its true nature, brings pleasure and benefits to our health. The army of antioxidants in red wine fights actively against enemies of our body – cardiovascular diseases, type-2 diabetes, reduces the risk of death and even prolongs life expectancy. Tannin, one of the main chemical components of red wine, causes that cholesterol does not build up on the walls of the blood vessels and promotes longevity. But as with anything else in life, too high consumption damages us and our health. Hangover, headache, lack of energy are just a few of the consequences of overuse.

Like many other things in life that can be recognized by color, the color, and tannin of red wine are indicators of its potential for aging and reaching its aristocratic maturity. A Young wine, as youth is filled with energy, has a high concentration of tannin, sparkling and purifying blood, and mature wine loses its vigor but complements the enjoyment of sipping with new nuances, stories, mysteries.

An old Bulgarian proverb says that ” wolf can change its skin, but never its temper.” Wine can be made of white and red grapes. Interestingly, white wine can also be made from red grapes. It is achieved by a skillful and precise pressing of the fruit. In this case, wine is given the opportunity to express its femininity, sophistication, grace, but not without the intervention of refining of the winemaker.

Diversity and changeability are leading factors in human life, but also evidence that wine can be treated as a human being. Ten thousand are the world’s wine grape varieties, and the combinations of these are millions. Four hundred are the oak varieties used to make barrels that mature wine. The origin of the oak determines different flavors in the aged wine.

If the wine is a living matter, then the glass for it is like the cloth for the human. Cloth fits only one human body in itself, and one glass contains as much liquid as the amount of juice from one cluster of grapes. The same way dressing highlights the beautiful shapes of the body, and the shape of the glass – the different characteristics of each type of wine. The glass spills up every little drop to different parts of the tongue and nose that are responsible for a variety of flavours. It is done in a way that no part of this romance has been missed.

Very often the world’s poorest and behind-the-scenes regions give birth to the greatest talents, and creative people with strong characters, who are then emerging in the cosmopolitan capital cities of the world. In the world of grapes, the poorest and inferior soils give life to the best quality and finest wines, as if to prove that the thirst for beauty and the inner strength of character are invincible and always overcome any obstacles.

The parallels in the human world and that of the wine extend to infinity. Where does the border end between them? This question can only be answered by us, giving freedom to our curiosity and looking for naturalness in each of our meetings with wine. Our romance with the magical liquid can begin here and now and at all times and continue, echoing in eternity.

Author Pavlin Ivanov