COR: Latin for Heart
After working his first harvest in Tuscany and returning to college, Luke studied Latin and this quote jumped off the page:
VINUM BONUM LAETIFICAT COR HUMANUM
(Good Wine Pleases the Human Heart)
COR is also a root word for all the Latin and Romance words for heart and body.
We love wine because it is the perfect expression of the human condition; the fruit of the landscape producing not just food but an elixir which is delicious, healthful, expressive and with the potential for pain.
Wine is the perfect mix of agriculture, art and science – the things that set us aside as a species and speak to our evolution on this earth.