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Famous and Not So Famous...



"I can certainly see that you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here wouldn't know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret."
John Cleese (Basil Fawlty)
Fawlty Towers

Wine ... cheereth God and man.
Judges, 9:13

The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations.
French proverb

Wino Forever
Johnny Depp
(The tattoo once read 'Winona Forever'!)

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater perfection, and it offers a greater range of enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”–Ernest Hemingway 

"Appreciating old wine is like making love to a very old lady. It is possible. It can even be enjoyable. But it requires a bit of imagination." - Andre Tchelistcheff speaking on tasting 1797 Lafite





The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.
--Humphrey Bogart

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.
--Tom Waits

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
--Frank Sinatra




24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?
--Stephen Wright

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
--Benjamin Franklin

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