You Had Me At Merlot: Why Love Is Like Fine Wine
Updated: Sep 5
On a bright Sunday morning, a beautiful girl wearing a pastel-colored halter dress smiles coyly while she taps her fingers against a warm mug of coffee. Sitting across her in a crisp white collar shirt, a handsome young man smiles nervously, playing with both his thumbs.
Both look away, unable to meet each other’s gaze, not expecting to have been swept off their feet when they agreed to meet each other.
Served a bottle of Merlot, the silence finally breaks. And the first words uttered are nothing but praise for the splendid wine.
“This wine sure is amazing!”
Their eyes meet and both can see they have something in common. It’s something that connects their souls; ties them together. It’s their passion for fine wine.
And the rest is history. Over the course of the next few months, they get to know each other better. His smile, his scent, his eyes—everything about him said, “He’s the one.”
To Wine and Not to Whine—That is the Suggestion!
“Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I’ll not look for wine.” – Ben Jonson
Love is like fine wine. As it ages, it gets even better. It’s a language that needs no words. Like poetry, it’s to be appreciated.
But what makes wine so similar to love?
It Adds Flavor to Life
The best thing about wine is that it always has something unique to offer every time you take a sip. It’s a blend of different flavors—tangy, piquant, bitter, rich, buttery—all rolled into one.
Love is similar. It makes you feel all kinds of things at once. One moment your heart’s pounding like a blacksmith’s hammer and your face is burning like a thousand suns. Then the next thing you know, you’re at your wit’s end because of something they said.
And yet, you keep coming back. Again and again, and again.
But both make life interesting. You get to experience something new every day. Just like the flavors of fine wine, every moment spent with the love of your life is unpredictable. Without love and wine, life would become meaningless.
They Both Bring Out Our Passionate Side
At one point in our lives, we’ve all done something stupid and adventurous. Love makes us do unimaginable things and make promises in a fit of passion.
“Let’s run away and get married!”
“I don’t care about a wedding dress!”
Similarly, wine tangos with our senses and makes us forget about the world around us. It brings out the adventurer within us. But more than that, it ignites passion. It seduces us like honey draws in bees.
It Brings Out Our Fun Side
But at the end of the day, we can sit with our significant other, sharing a bottle of Chardonnay, and watch a movie. We can play some wine-opoly or a wine-tasting game.
At Artisan Excursion, we firmly believe that good wine is like food for the soul. And if you love wine just like us and want to learn more, wine tastings in Solvang can be arranged by Artisan Excursion! Just ask for a quote today and we’ll help you arrange the trip!