We kind of think that wines are a phenomenon of a post World War II environment. But American’s have love wines going back centuries, in fact the founding fathers were great lovers of wine. America’s wine industry is probably traced back to Thomas Jefferson who went to France to select cuttings to plant at his Virginia estate, Monticello. Still today Viriginia is a significant wine producing region specializing in Cabernet Franc instead of Cabernet Sauvigon.
Since wine has been with us in America since The Revolution, it is always interesting to note what some famous American’s and a Frenchman had to say about wine and its enjoyment. A few quotes for your enjoyment.
“Wine is bottled poetry” Robert Louis Stevenson
“Good wine is a necessity of life for me” Thomas Jefferson
“Wine is the most hygienic and healthful of beverages” Louis Pasteur
“Wine to me is passion. It is the essence of civilization and the art of living” Robert Mondavi
“If God forbade drinking, would he have made wine so good.” Cardinal Richelieu
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” Benjamin Franklin “In wine there is truth” Roman Proverb
We hope you will enjoy your daily glass of wine.