Ernest Hemingway, Pliny the Elder, Julia Child, Pope John XXIII & Others on Wine

Our favorite is from Ernest Hemingway: “As I ate the oyster with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I began to be happy and make plans.”

“In wine there is truth.” [in vino veritas] Pliny the Elder

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” Benjamin Franklin

“Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”  Pope John XXIII

“If God forbade drinking, would he have made wine so good?” Cardinal Richelieu

“Good wine is a necessity of life for me.” Thomas Jefferson

“If your arteries are good, eat more ice cream. If they are bad, drink more red wine. Proceed thusly.”  Sandra Byrd

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Whenever I drink Champagne I either laugh or cry…I get so emotional! I love Champagne. Tina Turner

“The effervescence of this fresh wine reveals the true brilliance of the French people.” Voltaire

“Just like becoming an expert in wine, you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford.” Julia Child

“Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age.  Nothing does–except wrinkles. It’s true some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.” Abigail van Buren [Dear Abby]








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