“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
“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.”
~ Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961), American author, journalist and bon vivant.
“God made Cabernet.
The Devil made Pinot Noir”
~ André Tchelistcheff (1901-1994), early pioneer, innovator and evangelist for California wine, on the challenges inherent in making Pinot Noir. We all owe a debt of gratitude to André, a tireless mentor to young talent, many of whom are now pillars of our contemporary wine industry. Were it not for André, and a handful of others, California wines would have wallowed in the shadows of Prohibition for decades longer than they did!
“Excess on occasion is exhilerating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.”
~ Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965), popular English playwright, novelist and short story author.
Quote contributed by Patrick Finerty, CA
“I’m as pure as the driven slush”
~ Tallulah Bankhead (1902 – 1968), American actress, early talk show host, bon vivant…
Quote submitted by Daniel Barnes, California
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
~ Bill Gates (1955 – ?), American computer entrepreneur, billionaire and philanthropist.
“The drinking will continue until the economy improves!”
~ From the back of an Unknown Jogger in the 2011 Big Sur Marathon (sorry about the blurred image – she and I were both jogging at the time!)
A woman on a cruise is sitting on her balcony with her husband and she says, “I love you.”
He asks, “Is that you or the wine talking?”
She replies, “It’s me… talking to the wine.”
From the Thirsty Girl page:
“In Italy, drinking is all about the life around you.
The bar is about friends.
The drinks are never the lead character, but rather good companions to the flavors on the tongue and on the mind.”
~ Massimo D’Addezio, Bar Manager at Hotel de Russie, Rome
“The reality of the society we’re in is that there are thousands and thousands of people who are living lives of quiet desperation, where they work long hard hours in jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.”
Nigel Marsh, author of “Fat, Forty and Fired”