Quotes & Facts
U.S. wine, grape and grape products industries contribute over $162 billion dollars annually to the U.S. economy. (The Wine Institute 01/17/07.)
"I have enjoyed great health at a great age because everyday since I can remember I have consumed a bottle of wine except when I have not felt well. Then I have consumed two bottles."
Bishop of Seville
""In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also 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."
A Moveable Feast
"In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it."
"Wine is the most civilized thing in the world."
"If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life."
Fleming, Sir Alexander
If your heart is warm with happiness, you'll need a glass - if sorrow chills your heart, have two!
"My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne."
Keynes, John Maynard
"God made only water, but man made wine."
Les Contemplations (1856)
"The whole world is about three drinks behind."