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  1. katems
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    this is a great post. so informative, and so full of vivid imagery. i could imagine tasting the wines. so glad you returned to find the way to write this for us.

  2. Andre Darlington
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    Fascinating read. I recently tried Diatom, although I need to again in order to really appraise it. Also, I met Udo Noger a number of years ago after being mesmerized by his paintings. I was awestruck by the qualities of light–the purity and glow– he was able to achieve with his multiple, layered, white canvases. At the time it reminded me of Gerhard Richter’s suns over mountains–which also have a light presence when viewed live.

    But after talking with him and learning about his process, I found that Noger was up to something entirely different– a sort of letting light work in between space and paint.

    Reading the article, I thought immediately that Brewer’s intent was more Japanese than Noger’s intensely Swiss purity. Less architectural and more emotional, maybe. It appears by Brewer’s bottle namings that he is indeed influenced by Japanese concepts.

    It would be fun for these two to talk.

    Thanks for making a connection between art and wine– it doesn’t seem to happen enough.
    –Andre

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  7. Shea
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    I’m sad I only read this piece for the first time today. Absolutely brilliant. I cannot think of a more evocative blog post with such a sense of rhythm in language that is intentionally linked to your impression of the wine. I felt a sense of the Japanese aesthetic in your writing with use of seasonal motifs and at least a sense of the use of Kigo in Haiku. Not sure if it was intentional or not, but it certainly was beautiful.

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