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Hoppe, Baccos und...

Complexity

An insight into the chaos research of modern mathematics gives you an exciting example of what "terroir" means. Computers enable us to carry out mathematical processes but no one knows what the result will be – if there will be a result at all. Slightest changes in the formula have serious consequences. The metaphor of the beat of the Brazilian butterfly's wings which causes a typhoon in Asia has become famous.

It is about the world of transitions, about the space between order and chaos which is so exciting that people involved in the chaos research are talking about the "beauty of limits". It is the same with wine: terroir wines are created neither by a perfect food design following the Coke principle nor by a chaotic laissez-faire with a "hunter- and- collector" attitude. Terroir wines are based on the encounter of Apollo and Dionysos, they mature on limits…