When you spend a considerable amount of time observing at the tasting room, you can't help but realize that all people have sensory abilities that they try to align with a benchmark, almost like a Munsell guide for smell and taste. Husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends, friends and family have enormous joy and satisfaction identifying the flavors presented by the wine or spirit. It's almost the perfect game that makes most search deep into their experience archive for that speck of flavor that just triggered an immense realization of familiarity. In the end, that familiarity might be associated with a pleasant or unpleasant sensory experience in the past.
Enjoying the fresh fruit market-like all natural fragrances captured in one variety, one season, one bottle, everyone tries to identify what each other experiences. A familiarity blended into a new memory, experienced by all in their own separate joyous ways confirms the fact that wine is happiness. Not just the alcohol in the wine, but the fragrances and flavors in wine that evoke emotions and memories sometimes hidden deep or forgotten many years ago. But most of all, the interaction of good fellowship around a bottle of wine is what accentuates the flavors of the season and a solidarity so important to all mankind. Live well, love much, laugh often. It's easy to do with wine.