Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Extolling the Greatness of Wine - Some Handy Quotes for the Skeptics

    For those who already appreciate the refined qualities of wine, no additional reinforcement is needed to deepen your affection for the  marvels that can be done with the fruit of the vine. But for novices and skeptics on the cusp of fandom, here's some praise from greater minds than mine I'd like to share sent today from Wine Awesomeness, more than a wine club that's self-described as a monthly journey curated for adventurous souls.

1) “It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; one’s present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason.” – Traditional Latin Saying
2) “Either give me more wine or leave me alone.” – Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi
3) “One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters… but with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.” – Charles Baudelaire
4) “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin
5) “Wine makes all things possible.” – George RR Martin
7) “The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” – Benjamin Franklin
8) “I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.” – Miguel Cervantes
9) “The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.” – Thomas Love Peacock
10) “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” – Ernest Hemingway

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