I don't think I’d be wrong in saying that all the best things in life have quirks. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about people, animals or even industries; in my view normal is boring, so the quirkier the better. Quite how you define 'quirks' is a little beyond me, particularly in the context of the Wine World, but if I were to give it a stab (and clearly I am since I’ve built a whole bloody website about it) I would say that quirks are little peculiarities that make something unique. They are, in their own right, a little odd, but it is exactly this that makes them interesting.
So what about this ‘odd’ then; what is it and where can it be found in the wine industry? Well frankly, it’s pretty much everywhere…from the moment a grape blossoms, to when it finds itself, or at least part of itself, in your glass the many and various stages of its journey are quirky to say the least. Have a look at the wonderful and whacky stages these grapes go through below…