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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 5:34amSanction this postReply
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The link to the body of the article does not work.  I think the apostrophe in the author's last name has caused a problem in his Web folder on SOLO.



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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 6:57amSanction this postReply
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Grazie, Ciro! I think this is my favourite, though I'm sure it was actually Linz (that non-Latin God of Wine) who penned it:

"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




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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 7:16amSanction this postReply
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Derek that one is my favourite too.
Ciao.




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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 7:22amSanction this postReply
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"Quickly bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may whet my mind and say something clever."   -Euripedes


I should drink more...

;o)




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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 10:18amSanction this postReply
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Hah - 'MadDog's  for ye all...


[that's Mogan David 20/20 for you ignorants ]

(Edited by robert malcom on 10/17, 10:20am)




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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 10:18amSanction this postReply
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Not exactly about benefits, but here's one from Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, wherein he is explaining the difference between instrumental goods and goods in themselves:

For it would be silly to wish a wine well, but, if anything, one wishes it to be preserved, so that one may have it oneself.

(Edited by Peter Reidy on 10/17, 11:03am)




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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 10:44amSanction this postReply
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The link should be fixed now. Luke was right about the apostrophe. I should have known better, but this still gives me occasion to comment: silly Italian surnames!
(Edited by Andrew Bissell on 10/17, 10:45am)




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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 2:36pmSanction this postReply
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Andrew Bis- Sell ?:-) lol




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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 6:52pmSanction this postReply
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Ciro,

I'm out of the loop, but I thoroughly enjoyed your article. It brought back fond memories...

(A thin goblet of chilled white wine sipped quietly with a dear, precious companion after making wonderfully loud and passionate love...)

Michael



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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 7:00pmSanction this postReply
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MSK:It brought back fond memories...
Michael, I don't think you are too old  yet  to enjoy passionate love?
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
Best to you my friend lololololololollllllllloooooooooooool
Ciro

(Edited by Ciro D'Agostino on 10/17, 7:00pm)




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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 9:27pmSanction this postReply
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I never got more drunk than in 1978 at the bottom of the Grand Canyon drinking two bottles of cheap wine, one red, the other white. I almost fell off a cliff into the Colorado River after I managed to get to my feet. (It took over an hour before I could get my head off the stony ground.) I also got badly drunk doing the same thing in college 14 years before. I learned my lesson, finally. Now I hardly drink at all, just a little beer in the evening. I gave up the hard stuff 2-3 days ago because I have a better use for my evenings. The moral? Don't drink red and white the same evening.

--Brant




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Monday, October 17, 2005 - 10:29pmSanction this postReply
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Brant,

Are you sure your conclusion is correct?

I thought the moral of the story was that you should never drink both red and white wine at the same time at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Michael




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Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 12:36amSanction this postReply
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No, for I wasn't at the bottom of the Grand Canyon when it happened in college. It was a party we had in Sedona, AZ at the end of the school year. Then some SOB tried to take advantage of me and I had to use my knife on his arm--just a little jab. Did the trick. My sister was disapproving of it all, my brother-in-law archeologist gave me a drink (the next day). He was into this macho thing. Unfortunately, his liver gave out some years later.

--Brant




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Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 2:32pmSanction this postReply
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In Vino Veritas!

And never a truer thing said :-)

Ross



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Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 10:14amSanction this postReply
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One of my favorites, from Richard Feynman -


A poet once said "The whole universe is in a glass of wine." We will probably never know in what sense he meant that, for poets do not write to be understood. But it is true that if we look at a glass closely enough we see the entire universe. There are the things of physics: the twisting liquid which evaporates depending on the wind and weather, the reflections in the glass, and our imaginations adds the atoms. The glass is a distillation of the Earth's rocks, and in its composition we see the secret of the universe's age, and the evolution of the stars. What strange array of chemicals are there in the wine? How did they come to be? There are the ferments, the enzymes, the substrates, and the products. There in wine is found the great generalization: all life is fermentation. Nobody can discover the chemistry of wine without discovering, as did Louis Pasteur, the cause of much disease. How vivid is the claret, pressing its existence into the consciousness that watches it! If our small minds, for some convenience, divide this glass of wine, this universe, into parts physics, biology, geology, astronomy, psychology, and so on remember that Nature does not know it! So let us put it all back together, not forgetting ultimately what it is for. Let it give us one more final pleasure: drink it and forget it all!




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