“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.”