Write on: Great writers with great wine wisdom

Over the millennia, stellar writers have applied their gifts, at least upon occasion, to our/their favorite beverage. Some exemplars, beginning with a seasonal quote:

Voltaire• “Wine is the divine juice of September” — Voltaire (left)

• “The soft extractive note of an aged cork being withdrawn has the true sound of a man opening his heart.” — William Samuel Benwell

• “A glass of good wine is a gracious creature, and reconciles poor mortality to itself, and that is what few things can do.” — Sir Walter Scott

Alceus• “Let us drink. Why wait for the lighting of the lamps? Night is a hair’s breadth away. Take down the great goblets from the shelf, dear friend, for [Dionysus] gave us wine. … And let us empty the dripping cup —urgently.” — Alcaeus of Mytilene (left)

• “Is not wine the very essence of laughter?” — Maurice des Ombiaux

2 Responses

  1. Douglas Chapman

    In your Star Tribune column a couple of weeks agowhere you mentioned New York wines, you mentioned the Lamareax Landing whites being available in the Twin City area. Can you tell us where these wines can be found?

    Many thsnks!

  2. Bill Ward

    From the distributor:
    WA Frost
    Byerly’s St Louis Park
    Byerly’s Golden Valley
    Byerly’s Ridgedale
    Mahtomedi Liquor Barrel
    On The Rocks
    McDonalds Liquor
    South Lyndale
    Wine Thief and Ale Jail
    The Real Wine Republic
    Haskell’s White Bear Lake
    Haskell’s Woodburry
    Haskels Minnetonka
    Premier Wines In Osseo

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