Thursday, August 21, 2008

M. Chapoutier For A Better World entire family is under one roof.  First time in over a year and for exactly....3 days.  One daughter came home for a bit, one is leaving on tomorrow for college and one is taking off in late September for the year.  Our entrance is really a revolving door these days.  As much as it tugs on my heartstrings, I am glad to know that I have raised three independent women who choose a path in life that will take them far and wide, with no fear.  I could not ask for more.  

To celebrate, I prepared a fancy meal for all of us last evening and poured a yummy Côtes du Rhône to go with it that I found at Whole Foods.  Belleruche was not only fruity and  fresh, it has one other thing going for it that I had never seen before.  Look closely at my grainy (sorry) photo and what do you see??  Yes, the label is written in Braille.  Perhaps I lead a sheltered life but seriously, I have never seen that before.  Digging a bit deeper, I found the reason.  

M. Chapoutier has been using Braille on their labels since 1996. (Where have I been?). This is a symbolic bow to Maurice Monier de La Sizeranne, owner of land in Hermitage, La Sizeranne, who also is the inventor of the first version of abbreviated Braille.  If you take a peek at their website, I think you will be most impressed with the convictions of the company and once you taste their wine, you will be further convinced that they do the right thing.  


Phivos Nicolaides said...

Kim, there is a Greek saying which calls: "Drink wine to have long live"!

Kim said...

I will do my best to live up to your saying Philip!!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Yes Kim, but there is another ancient Greek saying which calls "everything in moderation", never exaggerate!