I approach the preparation of each ceremony with the requirement that this is not a chance to experience a higher state, but the only attempt.
— Thierry Forbois, wine master of The Way of wine
Born in 1971, Thierry Forbois (born Thierry Fortin Boivin) is a creator, inventor and multidisciplinary artist of French origin. A self-schooled lover of art, science, words, ideas, classical music, starry dawns, and wine, he never outgrew the innocent rapture of childhood, the joy of imprinting the world with his creations. His crowning achievement is the living art of the Way of wine and its ritual, which he also created, along with the vacsellum, vessel of service of the ceremony.