The Wright stuff

Richardson Wright might not be a well-known writer, but the co-author of “A Wine Lover’s Cook Book” sure has a way with wine-ly words. To wit:

• “The proper tempo for wine drinking is leisurely. It is almost meditative. It aids in digestion, supplies needed vitamins and carbohydrates and suffuses the whole being with a warmth and friendliness not to be captured by any other means.”

• “A people who drink wine, who prefer wine to spirits, are a temperate people.”

• “Drinking a little wine with meals dulls the edge of worry and banishes anger. Worry and anger cause more high blood pressure than the general run of doctors realized.”

• “He who drinks spirits wants to forget; He who drinks wine wants to remember.”

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