I don’t usually find myself mawkish over celebrity passings. But, I was genuinely sad to hear of Alan Rickman’s passing last week. Not Severus Snape. Not Hans Gruber. Not Steven Spurrier. Mr. Rickman had such presence. And such a voice — every syllable dripping with gravitas.
If you’re a wine lover, you’ve probably seen the movie, Bottle Shock. Mr. Rickman plays English wine merchant/snob Steven Spurrier. And his glorious voice opens the movie . . . Wine is Sunlight, held together by water. Play. Listen. Repeat. And once you’ve got Mr. Rickman’s voice in your head, read today’s wine words — they’re so much better that way, trust me.
Mr. Rickman was a wine drinker, and, in the swirl of tributes flying across the Internet last week, I came across an article in LA Magazine with these beautiful wine words:
Fair winds and following seas, Mr. Rickman.