Pairing wine with life

Most people will tell you that there is much to know about food and wine pairing. Instead, I am going to offer you some wine and life pairings – the best wines to imbibe as you go about your short and, on the whole, meaningless life.

Wine maker Dirk van der Niepoort – a humble, Croc-wearing maverick

Despite being an incredibly famous wine maker, Dirk van der Niepoort is a friendly, humble man with a knack for making wines of intensity, balance, power and elegance. A pioneer in making table wine in the Douro Valley – an area famous for its Port production – Dirk is a deeply passionate wine maker and an equally passionate wine drinker.