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The clean, almost dry writing style of Ernest Hemingway is a tribute to his bon vivant lifestyle, his love for good food and fine wines (often in excess) – and of course, these passions of his were often cited in his work. Here are some of his most famous quotes about wine.
«This wine is too good for toast-making, my dear. You don’t want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.» From The Sun Also Rises, 1926
«I drank a bottle of wine for company. It was Chateau 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.» From The Sun Also Rises, 1926
«Wine is the most civilized thing in the world. 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.» From A Moveable Feast, 1964