“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy, it is the wine of a new procreation, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for men and makes them drunk with the spirit.”
These words of Beethoven, transcribed by Elizabeth Brentano in a letter to Goethe after a conversation with the Maestro in 1810, are my source of inspiration for this site. And Bacchus rightfully deserves to be the center of our attention.
Here, on these pages, wine and music are presented in parallel, in concert, in a duet of delicious parables about symphonies and scores and oenophile experiences.
What to serve the mind and mouth. Where wine and music meet, over a theme, a composition or a concert, and the best of life can be savored.
Thus, read on fellow Beethovenians and Bacchae, O Maenads of Dionysus, free yourself to Eleutherios, await Apollo and raise your glasses and bows and make your toasts. I AM BACCHUS is your portal to a more maliciously delicious musical life.
I Am Bacchus Tours are your backstage pass, behind the curtain, learning the ins and outs of the classical music and wine world. With international Conductor and wine expert JOHN AXELROD as your exclusive curator and guide, and with other experts and artists and chefs and winemakers to accompany your journey, the I Am Bacchus Tour is your VIP ticket to an exclusive, immersive experience for wine and music lovers .
"What is the fringe benefit of the "jet-set" conductor's life? To me it is enjoying gourmet dining and top rated wines in cities around the world and developing the best of the best contacts in wine, food and music. Friends always ask me where are the top places to eat and drink and hear great music. After 25 years of conducting, I am proud and pleased to share the good life with those who want to join me for the ride, " says John.
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