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Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 98

Today’s words come to us from 17th century Italian astronomer, mathematician, physicist, and all-around Renaissance man, Galileo Galilei.  Galileo proposed the absurd and terrifying idea that the earth revolves around the sun (and not the other way around), which resulted in a little misunderstanding with the Catholic Church.  Galileo was tried and convicted of heresy, forced to recant (as an alternative to being burned at the stake), and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.  The Catholic Church eventually came around (359 years later, in 1992) and issued a pardon and apology to Galileo.

Galileo is responsible for seven of my favorite wine words:  Wine is sunlight, held together by water. So, I wasn’t sure what Galileo could possibly come up with for an encore, but then I found these words:

Bravo, Galileo.

Salud!

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