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A few worldly wise, or wiseacre, wine nuggets from writers past:

• “Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.” “” W. Somerset Maugham, English novelist/playwright

• “When you drank [wine], you felt as if you were in communion with the blood of the earth itself.  “” Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek philosopher/writer (left)

• “If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul.  “” Clifton Fadiman, U.S. writer/critic

• “The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.  “” Thomas Love Peacock, English poet/novelist

• “Who loves not wine, women, and song, remains a fool his whole life long!” “” Johann Heinrich Voss, German poet/translator

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