"At times I think I may lose friends due to this love affair but for me acidity is the life of wine. You can keep your tannins and your massive structure, what I'm looking for is acidity that dances on your soul, to lift you and enliven you, to refresh you and make you beg for another glass. Acidity that will embrace the food you eat, to make the notes of it even brighter and clearer, to make dull company seem attractive, to make attractive company the most exhilarating experience you could possibly have. Acidity makes the world bounce and dance; it keeps us alive and sharp. The rest puts me to sleep." It is an occasional joy when an email from Mark Haisma drops into the mailbox. This small passage from today’s puts so perfectly the joy of this ethereal pursuit that I thought it deserved a wider audience, and describes what i find in his wines perfectly. Thank you Mark.