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Ernest Hemingway was and is renowned for his drinking, but most of that reputation seems to center around booze. But he also loved fermented grape juice and had this to say about it:

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

“In Europe then we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also as a great giver of happiness and well-being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.” ““ From “A Moveable Feast”

“It is a wine. A good wine, not a great one. It is red. Wet. Its power is obvious, obvious and powerful the way men are, men who hunt and get into bar fights. Real men. Except for the smell. The wine smells better than the men.” ““ From “The Sun Also Rises”

“I drank a bottle of wine for company. It was Château Margaux. It was pleasant to be drinking slowly and to be tasting the wine and to be drinking alone. A bottle of wine was good company.”

“This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don’t want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.” “” Count Mippipopolous in “The Sun Also Rises”

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