Quotes of the Day for 10 May 2004 – Wine and Friends
I'm back home, at least for a couple of days. The last two days were devoted to friendship and wine. On Friday I drove to the Seattle home of a friend that I first met in kindergarten, 45 years ago. We proceeded to the Yakima area, to the home of a second friend that I met only a couple of years later. Saturday we tasted wine, visiting probably eight wineries in the Yakima Valley, all of which were delightful. I've acquired a dozen new bottles, some stunning and all of them inexpensive. A couple of days without e-mail was a small price to pay to renew valued friendships.
Bronze is the mirror of the form; wine, of the heart.
- Aeschylus, 525 - 456 BC
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.
- Ovid, 43 BC - AD 17
Wine is bottled poetry.
- Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 - 1894
Here's to a friend. He knows you well and likes you just the same. May we have more and more friends, and need them less and less. Pour deep the rosy wine and drink a toast with me; Here's to three: Thee, Wine, and Camaraderie!
- Thomas Moore
Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
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