While preparing the introduction to the interview of Laura Catena for The Wine Hour, the resemblance between doctors and winemakers somehow struck me.
On one side, doctors take the Hippocratic Oath to protect and care about their patients to the best of their abilities. On the other side, winemakers have a duty not only to their clients but more importantly to Nature, to the vines they are growing. It is by only caring about their nature and environment, that winemakers can develop a sustainable venture.
The goal of A Table For Two is to create content related to food, wine and the culinary world in general with a focus on the important themes like culture, climate change, environment, inclusion and diversity. Raising awareness on sustainable winemaking practices is thus an extension of what we do.
So, the idea was to create the Oath of Bacchus based on the original Hippocratic Oath. It has been shortened, with very minor changes. The original can be read here.
The objective of the Oath of Bacchus is to:
- Raise awareness on the importance of sustainable vine growing and wine making
- Show that you care about and protect Nature
- Make a moral pledge that you will enforce to the best of your ability the Oath of Bacchus
We will list on the page all the wineries that have taken the oath. As an oath taker, you will receive a virtual badge and certificate.
I thank you for your support in this cause.
A Table For Two Founder
The Wine Hour Creator/Host