January 10, 2009 |
Wine is a great, great thing
Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purley sensory thing which may be purchased. One can learn about wines and pursue the education of one's palate with great enjoyment all of a lifetime, the palate becoming more educated and capable of appreciation and you having constantly increasing enjoyment and appreciation of wine even though the kidneys may weaken and the big toe become painful, the finger joints stiffen, until finally, just when you love it the most you are finally forbidden wine entirely.
-Ernest Hemingway (from Death in the Afternoon)