Wine Memes, they are humorous sure… but we enjoy them, and they make us smile. Here are several for you to go through and enjoy, share, and Love… about as much as you will Love a glass of Fine Wine. Click on any of them to get Exclusive Access to Fine Wines through our Exclusive (and affordable) Fine Wines Memberships. Come back frequently, I will be adding new memes to the list!
What is a Meme?
From Wikipedia: “A meme (/ˈmiːm/ MEEM) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture – often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme or meaning represented by the meme. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.
…The word meme is a shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme (from Ancient Greek μίμημα pronounced [míːmɛːma] mīmēma, “imitated thing”, from μιμεῖσθαι mimeisthai, “to imitate”, from μῖμος mimos, “mime”) coined by British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976) as a concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. Examples of memes given in the book included melodies, catchphrases, fashion, and the technology of building arches. Kenneth Pike coined the related term emic and etic, generalizing the linguistic idea of phoneme, morpheme, grapheme, lexeme and tagmeme (as set out by Leonard Bloomfield), characterizing them as insider view and outside view of behaviour and extending the concept into a tagmemic theory of human behaviour (culminating in Language in Relation to a Unified Theory of the Structure of Human Behaviour, 1954).”