“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, and I would not have thought of eating a meal without drinking either wine or cider or beer.”
– Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
The Sun Also Rises, one of my favorite books and one of the grapiest books, came out this month 88 years ago. It has tons of great wine moments. Go, Ernie!
“I drank a bottle for wine for company. It was a 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.”
I read A Moveable Feast among most other Hemingway books and short stories. An amazing writer, an amazing story is his own. Great post! To celebrate Hemingway, I’m going to drink a bottle of Etrusco by Fattoria di Montecchio!
Love the first picture of him! Looks so happy.
Wine will do that to you 🙂
I am so glad I got to visit his home down in the Keys this past spring. I learned a lot more about him. Interesting man!
Cool, I’ve never been!
If you get the chance go!!
Love these quotes- love some good Hemingway. I don’t know how there are so many people out there that don’t appreciate him.
Theyre crazy! And need wine.
I loved The Sun also Rises, great post. I know Hemingway was very polarizing, you love him or you hate him, but I’m in the love him camp. He was complex and while seemingly gruff, very tender and vulnerable.
Love the writing beyond, cant say what he was like in real life. But he did like wine, so we could’ve agreed on that…
The Sun Also Rises is one of my favorites! We went to Spain on our honeymoon and I setup a few days in Pamplona and splurged to stay in “his” hotel and we drank much vino tinto as a frequented the local spots he supposedly frequented when in town.