I have a sign in my kitchen that says:
I COOK WITH WINE, SOMETIMES I EVEN ADD IT TO THE FOOD.
And that is semi-true, I do love red wine, both in and out of food, but it is not a necessity to make a good, healthy meal of food.
A spoon on the other hand is, you can not cook anything good without tasting it all the way! When it is so good you can't stop tasting it anymore, it is ready! :)