Apparently there is a lot of overlap among geeky wine collectors and geeky record collectors. I know a few myself. Why is this? Who knows, but there is something similar in the act of standing in a store coveting an expensive bottle and standing in a store and coveting an expensive and rare album. And with both wine and records there are seemingly limitless esoteric details to obsess over.
This came up in conversation the other night and one of the people at the table laid out the following piece of wisdom:
The importer is the record label; the producer is the artist; the vintage is the record; and the wine is the song.--Justin Chearno, of Uva.
When I said "Interesting that there is no mention of the grape," Justin smiled and said "The grape is the instrument."