All I Want From Life Is Books, More Books & Vino

Books and wine … wine is bottled poetry. My book club can read books in between glasses of wine!! We have a big book problem!

Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it. 🙂

‘Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink, I feel shame! Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this wine, they might be out of work, and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this wine and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver?” Jack Handey ..ha

‘Artists and poets still find life’s meaning in a glass of wine.’ Joy Sterlin

“In wine, there’s truth.”Pliny The Elder

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” John Keats

‘Wine brings to light the hidden secrets of the soul, gives being to our hopes, bids the coward flight, drives dull care away, and teaches new means for the accomplishment of our wishes.‘ Horace

“High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everybody likes water.”Mark Twain


“I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.” Oliver Goldsmith


“Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or writing.’ Christopher Hitchens


“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.” Charles Baudelaire
“[I]t is the wine that leads me on,
the wild wine
that sets the wisest man to sing
at the top of his lungs,
laugh like a fool – it drives the
man to dancing… it even
tempts him to blurt out stories
better never told.”   The Odyssey by Homer

Interesting articles :

1. 9 Book And Wine Pairings That Are Perfect For A Boozy Book Club by

2. Wine: what to drink with your book club by Fiona Beckett

The Guardian Newspaper, Online, 21/02/2018

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