June 8, 2012
Sometimes you wish a quick wine quote contest could go on forever—and this one might've, if the prize (tasting tickets to tomorrow's Carmel Valley Art & Wine) didn't expire in 24 hours.
Because the wisdom and insight kept coming. Just a few of the recent gems:
“With the possible exception of breakfast, a meal without wine is just not civilized!” —Julia Child (from Kurt and Antoinette Saylor)
“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink, I feel shame! Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out of work, and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this wine and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my live'r” ―Jack Handey (from Diana Darling)
"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food." —W. C. Fields (from Brandl Tucker)
"The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations." —French Proverb (from "Mich")
“Compromises are made for relationships…not wine.” —Sir Robert Scott Caywood (from Joel Ede)
Then there's this, which didn't really feel like a quote, but was beautiful nonetheless...
The other day someone was telling me they make ice cubes with leftover wine. I was confused. What's leftover wine? (from "Lily By the Sea")
Sometimes we decide winners by reader vote, other times by food writer-editor committee. This time I'm picking my favorite. It comes from a special authority, and is so clean, simple and beautiful I might get it tattooed on the inside of my lip.
"Wine is sunlight, held together by water." —Galileo Galilei
That means Laura Williams wins two tasting tickets. Stay tuned for more contests next week and beyond.