Eduardo Brethauer is a journalist, writer and traveler. Author of the hilarious wine guide Vinos con Cuento. Owner and Wine Editor of Vitis Magazine. Member of the Circle of Wine Writers, La Commenda Major de Rosselló and Círculo de Cronistas Gastronómicos y de Vino de Chile. Founder of Vignadores de Carignan, a unique association of producers that reinvented a viticultural tradition of 5 centuries in Maule Valley. He doesn’t believe in scores. “They’re fuckin’ stupid”, claims. He and his brilliant collaborators are always seeking for character and identity. Their goal is to rescue and put in value wines, spirits and food treasures from forgotten corners of the world.
Because there are wines that need more time to show their best. Because it allows us to travel to the past. Because the wines are alive and, like the children, they are evolving and developing different facets. Why not?
Where there are no sudden changes in temperature or strange odors (neither in the kitchen nor in the bathroom). Where the bottles do not receive sun strokes (in a showcase, no). Yes in the underground or cellar (in a fresh closet or the warehouse of an apartment).
As you sleep or you should sleep: horizontally so that the corks of the bottles remain moist and expanded. Like a dormouse. Like Six Feet Under. Like a sailboat in the mirror. Like a whirling cat.