Sunday, 8 November 2015

Some Observations About That Elixir Called Wine.

I enjoy quotes...

" In Italy, they add work and life onto food and wine. "
Robin Leach
" Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine,
so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. "

" Life is too short, and I am Italian.
I'd rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0. "

Sophia Bush
" Nothing makes the future look so rosy
as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin. "

Napoleon Bonaparte
" Wine is the most healthful and hygienic of beverages. "
Louis Pasteur
" A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover."
Clifton Fadiman
" The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams. "
Thomas Love Peacock
" What's foreign one can't always keep quite clear of,
For good things, oft, are not so near;
A German can't endure the French to see or hear of,
Yet drinks their wines with hearty cheer. "

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
" Men are like wine-some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."
Pope John Paul II
" At times we ought to drink even to intoxication, not so as to drown,
but merely to dip ourselves in wine, for wine washes away troubles and dislodges them from the depths of the mind and acts as a remedy to sorrow as it does to some diseases.
The inventor of wine is called Liber, not from the license which he gives to our tongues but because he liberates the mind from the bondage of cares and emancipates it, animates it and renders it more daring in all that it attempts. "