The Liberator Episode 32 Opposites Attract

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Region:
South Africa
Grape Variety:
Cabernet Franc
Grape Variety:
Merlot
Grape Variety:
Syrah/Shiraz
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
14%
Vintage:
2019

Rick, ever the hopeless romantic, believes it may just be a cruel joke of nature that many of us are attracted to people very much unlike themselves. Wouldn’t it be simpler (and a lot less messy) if couples were drawn to those whose personalities are more like their own, rather than those who appear polar opposites…?

Introvert or extrovert, impulsive or dependable, schlepper or adrenaline junky, morning or night person?  These differences and apparent contradictions manifest themselves in lots of different ways and ensure relationships remain edgy, dynamic, exciting, or even dangerous!

Opposites can, and do, attract. There is no denying the concept of there being something within us which draws us to people with reverse tendencies.

For those who follow astrology, birth signs are an important factor in defining compatibility. Apparently, within the 12 astrological signs, there are seven possible matches: same-sign, or from one up to six signs apart. Of those seven combinations, two are considered the most challenging: those who are one sign apart, or five signs apart.

For couples one sign apart, it’s all about friction: a love-hate relationship, resulting from the fact that neither one has any astrological traits in common, yet the attraction remains strong.

For those who are five signs apart, these couples are said to enjoy an intense, unspoken and often baffling bond, with a mutual understanding, that although the two parties are attracted to each other, neither can really figure out how or why.

For the observer, these apparently mismatched couples offer the greatest intrigue. Appearing uniquely opposing, they tend to generate greater attention. Mystery or even mischief makes for a better story. It seems bizarre to think that two people who appear so different can be so perfect together, but then lovers have a natural tendency to embrace the unexpected.

Enough of this psychobabble, Rick says. How does all of this relate to our wine…?

Geography and convention tell us one should never blend maritime Merlot with continental Syrah. I mean, really… this would never happen in the renowned appellations of France…? In the New World, however, winemakers are not beholden to such tradition or etiquette.

Opposites Attract is a case in point. Here, the Syrah component is represented by the Queen of Hearts, the card of beauty, magnetism, affection and idealism: the much-loved mother, indispensable sister or adored daughter. A sincere and loving woman with a tender heart. For a man, this card is symbolic of his sweetheart or lover, the woman he will marry. The Queen of Hearts should evoke a feeling of unconditional love.

Region:
South Africa
Grape Variety:
Cabernet Franc
Grape Variety:
Merlot
Grape Variety:
Syrah/Shiraz
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
14%
Vintage:
2019

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