Who said it? Who knows? Who cares?
Someone somewhere might know who coined each of these strings of wine-soaked words, but for now, they’re anonymous:
“The quandary of a magnum: too much for one person, but not enough for two.”
“With wine at hand, the good man concerns himself, not with getting drunk, but with drinking in all the natural delectabilities of wine … its power to turn evenings into occasions …to lift eating beyond nourishment, to conviviality … and to bring the race, for a few hours, to that happy state where men are wise; and women, beautiful; and even one’s children begin to look promising.”
“Water separates the people of the world; wine unites them.”
“If a life of wine, women and song becomes too much, give up the singing.”