Writerly wine quotes

It’s always heartening to learn how much people of yore enjoyed wine, and to see that expressed by their respective era’s best writers. To wit:

• “A person with increasing knowledge and sensory education may derive infinite enjoyment from wine.” — Ernest Hemingway

Tennyson• “Woman is the lesser man, and all thy passions, match’d with mine, are as moonlight unto sunlight, and as water unto wine.” — Alfred, Lord Tennyson (left)

• “Where once my wit, perchance, hath shone, in aid of  others let me shine; and when, alas, my brain has gone, what better substitute than wine?”  — Lord Byron

• “I drank at every vine, the last was like the first. I came upon no wine so wonderful as thirst.” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

• “Pour out the wine without restraint or stay, Pour not by cups, but by the bellyfull, Pour out to all that will.” — Edmund Spenser

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