TABLE TALK #89
If you're reading this, chances are you're a lover of meandering, meaningful conversations. The kind sparked by great questions.
Today's Table Talk shines a spotlight on The Proust Questionnaire. A set of questions designed to delve into a person's true nature whilst chewing over everything from love, to fame, to virtue.
Rocket fuel for a fascinating dinner table discussion.
🍡 AMUSE-BOUCHES 🍡
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Pickle: radishes with garden herbs and let their spice shine
Revel: in the irony of the Harvard professor accused of making up data for a study on honesty
🍝 MAIN COURSE 🍝
The questionnaire has its roots in a parlour game made famous by the French writer, Marcel Proust in 1886. What's fascinating is how little the set of questions which Proust answered back then have aged over time.
Proust answered all these questions, twice in his life. The first time in 1886 and the second in 1890. All his answers make great reading, but a couple we love.
When asked his favourite occupation, he replied "loving" and when asked the quality he most liked in a man, he replied "feminine charm".
We also love Proust for his excellent moustache.
🍮 SWEET ENDINGS 🍮
If you've been there, done that and exhausted the Proust Questionnaire, another great place for questions that inspire conversations on everything culture, love and life is The School of Life.
They offer courses, event and publish books but the real conversation kickstarters are their question cards.
🍷 WHAT'S NEW
WEDNESDAY'S DOMAINE? 🍷
This week we've been basking in good news. Our Piquant has been awarded Alternative Drinks Bronze 2023 at the International Wine and Spirit Competition!
This is our first industry award and we couldn't be more excited about what it says for our wines and the wider No/Low space. Winning awards like this helps grow awareness and credibility and we can't wait to bag a few more in years to come.
Until next Wednesday,