Ernest Hemingway about Wine, Civilization and Nature

Last week we had once already a quote about alcohol. Here’s one about alcohol in probably it’s most sophisticated way:

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 range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.

Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon

I totally agree with Mr Hemingway! To me wine is also a strong manifestation of human culture. Although I drink for health reasons just white wine, I highly appreciate the art of winemaking. One of my favourite films is Sideways, where one of the protagonists is a good example for and approach to passion for wine.

What about you? Do you like wine? What’s in your opinion the relation between wine and human culture?

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  1. Thanks for visiting my new friend! God bless you and your site!

  2. Alexandre Jaeger Vendruscolo says:

    I agree with Mr Hemingway too.
    Thanks for credit my photo. See you!

    Ale J. Ven

  3. Mike says:

    Very interesting post.

    I also enjoy wine and actually grew to appreciate it while in Belgium on business. The culture there was so different than what I was accustomed to in Texas, but I really enjoyed the food and the house wines.

    Mike Hanes

    • Dave says:

      Interesting that you grew to appreciate wine in Belgium of all European countries. Belgium is in respect of viniculture rather unimportant in Europe. Belgium is more famous for its great variety of beer!

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