Worldly wine words from writers

It has become more difficult to find vinous quotes that I have yet to share here, but I finally have enough for a post, from writers and an artist:

thucydides• “The people of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learnt to cultivate the olive and the vine.” — Thucydides (left)

• “The wine was Summer, caught and stoppered.” — Ray Bradbury

• “Aspects of Bordeaux appeal to the aesthete, as Burgundy appeals to the sensualist.” — Hugh Johnson

toulouse• “I will drink milk when cows eat grapes.” — Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (left)

• “There are no standards of taste in wine, cigars, poetry, prose, etc. Each man’s own taste is standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard.” — Mark Twain



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