What is it about wine that drives us not simply just to drink, but upon its vagaries to both pontificate and think? Men and women, from all around the globe, discuss its wonders and of if its mysterious nature do probe. Tempers flare, and hearts melt, yet at the center is the beverage; wine, vin, wein, wijn, vino or vine. No matter how said or spelt, the passions and opinions this libation brings to being are always felt. Wine has held its much vaunted place in our pantheon of preferred pleasures for thousands of years.