TABLE TALK: THE UNCARVED BLOCK
The Taoist principle of Pu, also known as The Uncarved Block, refers to a state of pure potential, which is the primordial condition of the mind before the arising of experience.
Can we access this nature in the wines that we drink? Yes. If the winemaker's desire is to leave as much undone in the winemaking process so that the product is close to being "uncarved" then there is a chance we can connect to our own pure potential through the purity of the beverage in our glass. From this place we begin a great conversation. One that will take place over the months of May and June. We will talk about regenerative/natural/biodynamic/sustainable practices with regards to farming, living, breathing and interacting with the world. We will also dive into the term Sustainability and unpack the various meanings and understandings of this practice. We will raise questions about education and learning in order to discover a way towards the Uncarved Block's potential within ourselves. And, most importantly, the table will feature wines that represent all of these great questions and when poured into your glass give you the chance, on the very first sip, to have your typical responses wiped away from your mind and the blank slate beauty of being a beginner rise into view.