Today, as two thousand years ago, wine evokes extraordinary sensations and of course words. Here are a few words from writers and poets that immortalize wine.
1. Homer: “Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.”
2. Euripides: “Where there is no wine, there is no love.”
3. Socrates: “if we drink temperately … the wine distils into our lungs like the sweetest morning dew”.
4. Aristophanes:“When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever”.
5. Ovid: “Wine prepares the heart for love, unless you take too much.”
6. Galileo Galilei: “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”
7. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “Life is too short to drink bad wine”.
8. Arthur Schopenhauer: “He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.”
9. Giacomo Leopardi: “Wine is the most certain and (incomparably) the most effective consolation”
10. Emily Dickinson: “Impossibility, like wine exhilarates the man who tastes it. Possibility is flavorless.”
Hundreds and even thousands of years later, these aphorisms are still very relevant. Authors such as Giacomo Leopardi, Socrates and Homer were all inspired by wine. This magical nectar continues to amaze and excite us with an unprecedented taste of poetry. After all, there is nothing more romantic than a glass of wine!