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Wine for Thought

Well, in honor of Patrick Hemingway’s 80th birthday, I thought I would share a few of his father’s wise words, which I happened to come across last week:

“In Europe then we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also as a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary, and I would not have thought of eating a meal without drinking either wine or cider or beer.”

—Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast: Sketches of the Author’s Life in Paris in the Twenties

For a long time now, I’ve been meaning to add a feature to this blog that would allow me to highlight appetizing food and drink quotes. Haven’t done it yet. Lots of little things get put on the back burner, behind life’s urgencies. But wait—within a few weeks, we should have an all-new Rambling Spoon. New looks, new links, new features.

Meanwhile, have a glass of wine and live your “one and only life,” as Ernest would say.

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