10 Notable Observations About Our Favorite Beverage

We’re not sure who it was that noted, “I never learned anything with my mouth open.”

With that as a prelude, it has been way too long since we last shared some vinous words of wisdom in this blog.

So let’s take care of that with the following 10 wine-related observations…

* Benjamin Franklin: “Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”

* Robert Louis Stevenson: “A bottle of good wine, like a good act, shines ever in the retrospect.”

* George Meredith: “A house with a great wine stored below lives in our imagination as a joyful house, fast and splendidly rooted in the soil.”

* Dr. Salvatore P. Lucia: “Wine was born, not invented. Like an old friend, it continues to surprise us in new and unexpected ways.”

* Galileo Galilei: “Wine is light held together by moisture.”

* Lord Byron: “Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil, and fear her danger, opens a new world when this, the present, palls.”

* John Milton: “Wine… One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste.”

* Ann Fairbairn: “There must be always wine and fellowship or we are truly lost.”

* Clifton Fadiman: “A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.”

* H. Warner Allen: “Great wine is a work of art. It produces a harmony of pleasing sensations, which appeal directly to the aesthetic sense, and at the same time sharpens the wit, gladdens the heart, and stimulates all that is most generous in human nature.”

With H. Warner Allen’s observation in mind, why not plan to share a bottle with your Significant Other tonight?

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