From our table to yours, a collection of five decades of moments with the Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon as shared by our Cabernet Society in celebration of the 50th vintage release.
For me, wine is first and foremost about people. Whether that’s the people you share a bottle with or the people who helped to produce it. One of the great joys of working in this industry is sitting around a table while a bottle provides the perfect backdrop for chat, laughter and doubtless some form of inspiration for a hare-brained plan…
I have been lucky enough to drink Vasse Felix wines on numerous occasions and every single time has been a treat, whether it’s a memorable back vintage of chardonnay or any opportunity to taste TOM CULLITY, however it’s on the day that I am writing this that I have been lucky enough to share a particularly delicious bottle of the Cabernet Sauvignon in my kitchen at home, with a couple of dear colleagues.
The wine world ebbs and flows. Or it seems to for me anyway. There are periods of great productivity and frantic energy, preceding or following moments of lethargy and vacuums of enthusiasm. A two week period of the latter was bought to an uplifting full-stop today thanks to a pre-released bottle of 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine who’s vibrant energy, plush fruit and luxuriousness catapulted me face-first into a tidal wave of excitement, uplift and much needed inspiration. Conversation with my lunch guests flowed like a river as we drank this bottle; ideas ignited like flames and once again, all was right in the world of wine. Or at least my own little world of wine.
To me this is an example of the power of good wine. That bottle played every bit as much of an important part in a humble lunch as any of the rest of us around the table. Perhaps even more, as it was the catalyst and driving force we needed and the treat that we all felt we deserved.