There are countless anecdotes, stories and legends about wine. Even in ancient writings and religious works, wine is a very popular and central theme. A good example is the Bible, which contains countless quotations about and in connection with wine. One of the most beautiful is the one in Psalm 104/15: Wine gladdens the heart of man. Wine and love are a wonderful combination and quite a few people probably owe their existence to a few glasses of enjoyed wine. The vernacular expresses it aptly like this: Where Bacchus stokes the fire, Mrs Venus sits at the stove. Anecdotes and quotations about wine exist from many famous personalities. A true declaration of love for champagne comes from Madame Lily Bollinger (1899-1977), the famous boss of the champagne house. One of the most beautiful anecdotes comes from the French statesman Prince Charles Maurice Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838).
For my many years of work as an editor with a wine and culinary focus, I always like to inform myself about special questions at Wine lexicon. Spontaneous reading and following links often leads to exciting discoveries in the wide world of wine.Dr. Christa Hanten
Fachjournalistin, Lektorin und Verkosterin, Wien