Drawing from fantasy and religious references; alcohol is the lubricant of civilisation. Wine is an ancient art, tradition and past time; steeped in history and still widespread today. We are in awe of a beautifully crafted wine yet repulsed and betrayed by a bad one. Wine is a religious experience. It is powerful – at bringing joy, conversation, removing inhibitions, excellent with food, music and dance, and is used to celebrate – it has it’s dark side and can bring violence, death, hatred and evil. Embrace it, hold it as sacrosanct. It is a religious experience. Take lightly and with joy.