Great thinkers often were great drinkers, too

Many of our foremost minds, it turns out, have been stellar at writing about wine. Some of their contributions:

• “ ‘Twas Noah who first planted the vine … and mended his morals by drinking its wine.” — Benjamin Franklin

Galileo• “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” — Galileo (left)

• “I think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury. On the contrary, it is a tax on the health of our citizens.” — Thomas Jefferson

• “I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man’s milk and restorative cordial.” —Jefferson

• “Wine is like the incarnation — it is both divine and human.” — Paul Tillich, philosopher

• “Compromises are for relationships, not wine.” — Sir Robert Scott Caywood


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