I just finished reading the marvelous “Wine & War” and am working up a review. But in the meantime, I found these quotations from the book too good not to share (plus it gave me an excuse to run a photo of the estimable Andre Simon):
“[Wine is] the best elixir for guaranteeing a long life that has ever been invented. “” Leon Douarche, vice president of the French Winegrowers’ Association
“[Wine is] a good counselor, a true friend who neither bores nor irritates us. It does not send us to sleep, nor does it keep us awake “¦ it is always ready to cheer, to help, but not to bully us. ““ Andre Simon (left), French wine authority
“The old and ill need wine. It’s an excellent food for them; it’s easily digested and a vital source of vitamins and minerals.
God made man ““
Frail as a bubble;
God made love ““
Love made trouble;
God made the vine ““
Was it a sin
That man made wine
To drown trouble in?