The Benefit of wine. By Ciro D'Agostino
Grape juice turns into wine; the ancients could not stop that from happening. Biblical folks drank wine, and wine is a form of spirits. I remember reading somewhere that they were called spirits because drinking wine helped one communicate with the spiritsJ .
The health benefits of wine, especially red wine, have been in the news for the last few years. I have always known growing in Naples, Italy, that wine is good. My father never prohibit me from drinking wine. (He always told me though, that wine is something to be enjoyed in moderation.
Too much of that and you become a ghost yourself, he used to say.)
Enjoy your wine folks!
Here are some quotes about the benefits of wine.
A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine. - Anthelme Brillant Savarin
Both to the rich and poor, wine is the happy antidote for sorrow. - Euripides
It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; one's present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason - Latin saying
Quickly bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may whet my mind and say something clever. - Euripedes
A waltz and a glass of wine invite an encore. - Johann Strauss
Wine is only sweet to happy men.
Drink no longer water but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. - St. Paul, 1 Timothy 5:23
Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved. - Medieval German saying
Good wine is a good familiar creature if it well used. - Shakespeare (My Father Also)
Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benjamin Franklin
Wine cheereth God and man. - Judges 9:13
Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach. - Spanish saying
No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God. - Plato
God made only water, but man made wine. - Victor Hugo
Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages. - Louis Pasteur
Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues. - Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
Wine is bottled poetry. - Robert Louis Stevenson