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There are countless anecdotes, stories and legends about the wine. Even in ancient writings and religious works and popular wine is a very key issue. A good example is the Bible Are contained in the innumerable citations of and in connection with the wine. One of the most beautiful is in Psalm 104/15: The wine gladdens the heart of man. Wine and Love are a wonderful combination and not a few people probably owe their existence to a few glasses of wine enjoyed. The vernacular press it well like this: Where Bacchus (god of wine) stokes the fire, Venus sits on the stove. Many celebrities, there are anecdotes and quotes about the wine. A true love letter to the Champagne is the example of Madame Lily Bollinger (1899-1977), the famous leader of the eponymous Champagne house.
One of the best stories come from French statesman Charles Maurice Prince Talleyrand (1754-1838), which is about the culture of wine consumption. In Ratskeller whose Wine list one of the largest in the world, is the saying. A density is also enjoying the wine, except that the verses flow inward over an issue (except love), there are more than poems and songs about wine. A good example is the song from the cycle of the wine. The text is by Theobald Kerner (1817-1907), son of the famous Justin Justinus Kerner (1786-1862), after which a variety is named. It was set to music by Kurt Lissmann (1902-1983):
From the grape to the ton, from the barrel into the barrel,
From the barrel then oh joy, into the bottle and the glass.
From the glass in the throat to the stomach through the throat,
And then as a spirit in the soul, and then as a word in his mouth,
From the words a little later, forms an inspiring song
The cloud moves through the ether, with humanity cheers
And next spring again, the songs are fine,
Wet down as dew on the vine, and it is more wine.
According to the Greek poet Anacreon (~ 580-495 BC) is named the Anacreontic, a style in poetry, this is the joy of life engaged in the ranks including the enjoyment of wine. Fridolin Tschudi, the Swiss writer (1912-1966) wrote about the rhyme "Anacreontic imperative":
With a mind Wein'lein sip, his cheerfulness, that we may live,
A pretty maid kiss, never have to duck slavishly
Foster friendship with friends and if possible move normally,
None of the successes of envy, gratitude, and be modest,
But with themselves in mind, however retain its pride,
The talents unfold freely, critically and behave awake
Fight against aging, dampen its very own voice
The opponents accept, neither is nor other girl hate
Never fret for trifles, or blue to argue,
Or threaten to be a hypochondriac, and his fortune by
But quietly sipping his Wein'lein, and - while we still can's,
The maid said kiss. That's all we want,
Respectively, can, should you need to, respectively.
Probably no other branch of agriculture is such a large extent dependent on the vagaries of the weather and how the affected vines. Again and again the vines during the vegetation period by rain, hail and frost, and many are also Vine-enemies (pests and diseases) affected. In Austria, there is sure a beautiful verse, which is carved into countless barrels and floors of the winemaker suffering and sorrow aptly puts it: In the winter, de Gfrier ( Frost ), in the spring de BLIA ( Bloom Winter); de Dia ( Drought ) And autumn G'schia koa (no dishes). There are a myriad of Country Lore (Winemakers rules), which is an attempt to predict the weather. These are often related to commemoration of Holy Wine , Intended to protect growers and vineyard by calling them from harm.
Since time immemorial to the present day were and are many famous personalities of wine lovers. And many artists and thinkers (philosophers, musicians, writers, poets and painters) have not only loved the wine and enjoyed a regular basis, but also used as a stimulant and inspiration for their works. This is including Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig Johann Wolfgang von Johann Wolfgang Goethe Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert rumored. The writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is considered the founder of the detective novels. In his fascinating, mysterious detective stories he builds refined in astute manner, the action-structure and it leads to the climax. When writing, he has been drinking alcohol regularly and had disruptions at again inspired them to enter the fantastic world of thoughts his way back stories and continue the storyline to.
This is not to say that wine consumption as it were, everyone basically gives the ability to be artistic or causes special talents and abilities without wine would not be existent (as in the sense that you drink a few glasses of wine and you're a Friedrich von Schiller ). The German writer and poet Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853) describes this as follows: There is a plate-view believe that the wine immediately, in itself, produces all the effects we attribute to him, no, his scent and touch gives only qualities that rest in us. the Austrian writer Peter Peter Rosegger (1843-1918) has similarly described the more extensive and the wine made â€‹â€‹a declaration of love (see above). Most of the quotations that follow feature is also a positive image of wine or alcohol consumption. The first example is therefore an indication of moderate consumption:
Alcohol is an excellent solvent. It dissolves families, marriages, friendships, employment, bank accounts, liver and brain cells. It only solves no problems.
Unknown Source: Where Bacchus stokes the fire, Venus sits at the stove.
Unknown source of ancient Rome: Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus freezes.
Unknown source: Wine is the marriage of heaven and earth.
Unknown source: Wine is the good spirit of conviviality. He awakens the spirits, makes the solid worries with optimism, the sullen rain, accessible to the rich and the introvert talkative.
Unknown Source: The drunk says, what you think of the sober.
Unknown source: The more people than cups drown in the creek.
German source (inscription on a barrel) beckons you to the wine in the cup, grab and drink fresh, but not with any revelers sit down at a table.
Japanese source - about the right level: only the person drinking sake drinking, then the Sake Sake, and then drinks the sake of the people.
Swedish source: rain makes the grass grow, wine conversation.
English source: When wine is in, wit is out (If wine is downed, then the mind is turned off).
Abraham a Sancta Clara (1644-1709), famous preacher and writer in Old Vienna, author of Sauffnarr : The wine is a medicine when he is drunk but without the style, it is a poison. The wine is a refreshment of the heart, but when he is drunk ohnmĂ¤Ăźig, he is a death of the soul.
Alcaeus (600 BC), Greek lyric poet of the Aegean island Lesvos with probably the most quoted remark about wine: In vino veritas (In wine there is truth).
Archilochus of Palos (700-645 BC), Greek poet, about the effect of wine on a long sea voyage: the benches of the cup, opens jars for all the revelers, as we could with as much wine the night guard `be sober about?
Aristophanes (445-385 BC), Greek playwright: You dare to be shamed of the wine's innovative strength? What you would find more inspiring action, as wine?
Aristotle (384-322 BC), Greek philosopher, on the positive inspiration of artists by wine consumption: knocking in vain, who is without wine, at the gate muses.
Augustine (354-430), the most important Christian church teacher and philosopher: Alcohol in non potset habitare Sicco (In the dry, can not live the spirit).
Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet and lyricist (Intimate diaries, The Flowers of Evil, The artificial paradises): The wine is like a man, you will never quite know to what extent you appreciate him or despise to love him or hate him. Similarly, we do not know how many outstanding acts or monstrous misdeeds, he is capable. Let's not cruel to him as to how we treat ourselves and him as our equal.
Benedict (480-542), founder of Benedictine was - next to "Ora et Labora" - monastic rule as before: It takes only reluctantly, that we determine how much others will eat or drink. However, we believe in the light of weaker brethren, that Hemina (about 0.27 liters) a day is sufficient. However, those whom God bestowed the gift of celibacy like to know that their special reward awaits.
Pope Benedict XIV (1675-1758) after the consumption of Hungarian Tokay , which he Maria Theresa was sent as a gift: Benedicta sit terra quae th germinavit; Benedicta mulier, qui te misit; ego Benedictus, qui te bibi (Blessed is the area that brought you; blessed the woman who sent you, Blessed be me who you drink ).
Rudolf G. Binding (1867-1938), German staff officer and author (Mosel journey from heartache - the quote comes from): Wine is thinking and doing, wine is growth and prosperity, wine, sorrow and pleasure of men. Wine is to answer questions.
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), Italian poet (Decameron): It is better to regret Genossenes, than to regret that you have enjoyed nothing.
Lily Bollinger (1899-1977), legendary boss of Champagne house: I drink it when I'm happy, and I drink too if I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I am alone in society, I drink it anyway. Even if I'm not hungry, I take a drink like me. And if I have an appetite, but I shall of course to him. But otherwise I do not stir him, except - when I'm thirsty.
Ludwig Borne (1786-1837), German journalist, columnist, literary and theater critic: It is only Lord, to refuse the first cup, not the second.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), French gastrosopher, philosopher and writer (The Physiology of Taste - higher plaque pleasure): When considering Bordeaux, Burgundy during discusses the champagne one commits follies.
Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908), German poet and artist (Max and Moritz) who as a wine-woman-hater and everyone stands in the way of eating bread and drinking water until it is destroyed and a second quote. Red wine is old boy one of the best gifts. Bush loved the Riesling from the Pfalz (see Bassermann-Jordan ).
Jules Jules Chauvet (1907-1989), French scholar, of a now-validated on the wine often used quote: Le vin, le moins on touche, Ă§a vaut mieux (The less you touch the wine, the better it is).
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister, about the "recipe" for a Martini Cocktail , With whom he is for "economical" use of vermouth while preparing this traditional beverage pronunciation: The driest martini is a gin bottle of good, which once stood next to a Vermouthflasche.
Paul Claudel (1868-1955), French writer and diplomat, member of the AcadĂ©mie FranĂ§aise (the Annunciation, The Humiliated Father, The Satin Slipper): The wine is the teacher of good taste. And he teaches an inner attention, he ISRT the liberator of the spirit and the Illuminator of the mind. And finally, the wine agent and symbol of a social fraternity. Among the guests at the table will be the platform of the community, and the cup that makes the rounds, fills us with forbearance and sympathy for our neighbors.
Salvador Dali (1904-1989), eccentric Spanish painter, sculptor and writer: Anyone can enjoy, do not drink wine anymore, but tastes secrets.
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet and philosopher (Feast, Divine Comedy): From the very beginning of creation to the wine will be a force to brighten the shady path to truth.
Joseph Karl Benedikt Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788-1857), German poet and writer: A lot of food does not help much wider and the sky. It cracks the ladder, they bear a heavy wight. Drinking is clever, it will taste even after idea. So you need a ladder, which is equal to the height!
The Russian Empress Elizabeth (1709-1762) ordered in a letter to a shipment of 375 barrels of Tokay , and added a postscript: send messengers with at least three Antal (barrels of about 75 liters) that I can get anywhere here, where I but without the wine can not be, as you know.
Epictetus (60-140), Greek philosopher (Stoics): The vine bears three grapes: the first brings the lust, the second the noise, the third crime.
Euripides (480-406 BC), Greek tragedian: Where the wine is lacking, as the dying appeal of Venus, because the sky is bleak and desolate the people a second. When the wine was not, would any of the human world love lust and pleasure vanish.
The literary figure of Falstaff in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part IV, 3: Also, it can bring no one to laugh. But it's no wonder: he drinks no wine.
Johann Baptist species (1546-1591), called "Mentzer", German writer, master of word play (of history): The favorite mistress, whom I han, who is the host in the basement. He has a wooden RĂ¶cklin to, and is called the Muscat.
Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), a British bacteriologist, discoverer of Penicillium : The penicillin makes people healthy, but good wine makes them happy.
Theodor Fontane (1819-1898), German journalist and writer (Effi Briest, Effi Briest): If you have a choice between oysters and champagne , so it is customary usually opt for both.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American statesman, scientist, writer and inventor (eg lightning): When the Wine enters, out goes the Truth (When the wine goes in, comes the truth / honesty beyond).
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian scientist, physicist and astronomer (And yet it moves): Wine is bound by light water.
Johann Wolfgang von Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832), German poet laureate and a large wine-lover who has probably done more than any other wine on countless sayings and sealed. Without wine and without women, get our bodies to the devil A second remark: A girl and a glass of wine relieve all the misery, and who does not kiss and who does not drink, which has long been dead a third: The drinking man learns first, much later, the food, therefore he is also grateful, And do not forget to drink. a fourth: For is not my opinion exaggerated, if you can not drink, you should love and not as a final example. drunk we all must be. Youth is drunkenness without wine, the drinking age back to youth, it is a wonderful virtue. To ensure the concerns and worries dear life breakers are the branches.
Hippolytus Hippolytus Guarinoni (1571-1654), Tyrolean town doctor: There is no Tranck under all that agree better with our blood and our natural food (fits), as the red wine, and derselbige in our blood is transformed.
Wilhelm Ritter von Hamm (1820-1880), German agricultural scientists, entrepreneurs and politicians: White wine enlivened the morning, the imagination, the senses are sharpened in their susceptibility, the impressions are perceived quickly and clearly, the voice becomes fuller and stronger, the tiredness disappears . This creates a feeling of comfort and joy, of increased strength and new courage steeled.
Hammurabi (1728-1686 BC), Babylonian king, creator of the first Wine Law: The wine is one of the most precious gifts of the earth. He demanded love and respect, we have to show him respect.
Wilhelm Hauff (1802-1827), German poet (Caliph Stork, Little nose): I think this generation feels that there is no more noble wine is worth.
One may be deprived of things a lot and do not desire this or that, but are little men who hate women and the wine: Johann Peter Hebel (1760-1826), German dialect poet of the country MarkgrĂ¤flerland (Alemannic poems).
Friedrich Hebbel (1813-1863), German writer (Herod and Mariamne): Wine is the noblest embodiment of the spirit of nature.
Heinrich Heine (1997-1856), German author, journalist and poet, I know: they drink wine secretly and publicly preach water.
Henri d'Andeli (13th century), Norman minstrels in intervention poem "La bataille des vins" (The Battle of the Wines): Due to the enjoyment of fine wines could all diseases can be avoided until the day of death.
Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), German writer (Siddharta, Steppenwolf): He has made â€‹â€‹me a hermit to the king and the peasants, poets and sages. So the wine! But it is with him as with all precious gifts and arts. He wants to be loved, wanted, understood, and won with effort.
Theodor Heuss (1884-1963), German Federal President (has used the quote repeated in abbreviated form, but it comes from an unknown source): Who drinks wine sins - those who work drinks wine - who enjoys wine pray.
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), renowned healer and Benedictine abbess: the wine, in moderate heals, and enjoys the people deeply through his great power and heat a second statement. Wine is the blood of the earth.
Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798-1874), German professor and poet, song writer of Germany: You Stay forever, silent world, lost in sobriety, I was in the canopy of stars, even boldly up drunk.
Homer (~ 12 to the 8th century BC), Greek poet, saying in his "Iliad": The wine refreshes the tired men force.
Horace (65-8 BC), Roman poet, the famous maxim epikureistischen "Carpe diem" ("Enjoy / profitable the day" or loosely translated "Use the time!") Has created. This comes from the four-volume work, "Carmina" (heavily cut) Live with understanding clarifying the wine and limited distant hope in the short term! Enjoy the day, as little as possible over the next gullible!
Ibn al-Faqih (10th cent.), Persian historian (Book of the countries): The trunk of the vine is the best drink. He is a cure without damage. With his scent and his good nature he is above all the drugs in the defense against evil.
Sirach (c. 200 BCE), Jewish sages: Be not a wine drinker, the Feed the wine to many people. The wine restores man's life, we drink it moderately. And what is life, there is no wine? The wine is made, that he should make people happy. But if you drank too much, it brings sorrow. Drunkenness makes a great fools nor great.
Nicolas Joly, a French winemaker and owner of the Star ChĂ˘teau de la Roche-aux-Moines : The quality of a wine is like music of three components. First, the instrument of the vineyard. Then the musicians, the winemaker. And finally, the acoustics in the vineyard, the resonance - the connection with the archetypal forces of vine and wine garden. In the Biodynamic viticulture This resonance is strengthened immensely.
Omar Khayyam (11th century), Persian poet and astronomer participating on each day `I imagined anew, that I leave the drinking and regret, but appeared in full scent of roses, the lovely spring - repent 'I mean repentance verses a second.: The good ones see `s the only wine noble virtue, the evil crimes only, deceit and trickery. Wine is the mirror of our colorful life can be seen in the wines, which is oneself.
Nicholas Nicholas Lenau (1802-1850), the Austrian poet, paid homage to the Tokay in the poem "Mischka on the Tisza" Long live the bottle in his left hand, his sword in his right hand high, and the riders through the valleys, flows in the dance sweet fire, flows the magnificent Tokaj.
God Holm Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781), German writer (Nathan the Wise): Will I live tomorrow, I have no idea. But if I live tomorrow, I'll drink it, I know, and certainly the poem "The eloquence". Friends, water makes dumb Lernet this to the fish. But the wine's order is reversed: this gets to our tables. What kind of speakers we are not, when the Rhine wine speaks of us. We admonish, argue teach; Nobody wants to hear the rest.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German mathematician, experimental physicist and writer: It leads to the wine only to the evil deeds, which he led, but he also led a hundred good ones that are not so well known. The wine appeals to effectiveness, the good guys in the good, the bad and evil.
Martin Luther (1483-1546), German religious reformer and Bible translator. The first is probably the best known, especially when this is not unequivocally established whether he actually comes from Luther: Who does not love wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life. Of this there is also a parody: Who does not love wine, women and song, which saves a lot of money throughout his life. A second: Beer is man's work, but wine is from God. And a third: the wine is among the noblest fruits all over the world, which delights the heart of man, and happy And a fourth. Vinum et mulieres apostatare faciunt sapientes (wine and women beguile the wise).
Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), Jewish philosopher, physician and lawyer (. Most important Jewish scholars of the Middle Ages): The older a man in years, the more useful is the wine for him. Of all the people most needed him, the old men.
Mephistopheles to Faust in Goethe's Faust, Dr., The Witch's Kitchen: You see this drink in my body, soon Helen in every woman.
Wilhelm MĂĽller (1794-1827), German poet, his face, "the miller's beautiful" was written by Franz Schubert set to music. His poem "Noah's Ark" begins as follows: the food, not drinking, brought us around the paradise, Adam must continue to lag if his apple bite. The wine is every one, the taste of Eden.
Mohammed Shams ed-Din, called Hafiz (1324-1390), famous Persian poet: yet endures the time of youth, the best is just wine. The best thing is desolate and afflicted to be drunk. The world is without form, from head to feet to the edge. The WĂĽstsein is the best in a desert country.
Napoleon Bonaparte : (1769-1821) French Emperor, on the enjoyment of Champagne : After the victory you deserve it, after the defeat you need it.
Ovid (43 BC to 8 AD), Roman poet, on the Aphrodisiac Effect of the wine: when you lie blissfully joyful feast of the beauty pages, please the gods, that the wine you do not confuse the senses. Powerful drunkenness bothers them hurt and disgusted. A tiny Schwips'chen However, even more drunk than miming, will help the game.
Kostis Papajorgis (b. 1940), Greek philosopher, author of "The Intoxication ": A man drinking to a greater extent become what he is.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. writer, to the amount of Martini Cocktail , One can drink: I like to have a martini, two at the very most. After three I'm under the table, after four I'm under my host! (I like to drink martinis, but served two are enough, because after three I'm lying under the table and four under for the host).
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), French chemist: The wine can be rightly described as the healthiest and most hygienic drink A second statement. A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.
Plutarch (45-125), Greek philosopher: Wine is among the most useful beverages, medicines among the most delicious, with the foods most pleasant A second statement. Life is too short to drink bad wine.
Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), mistress of Louis XV. (1710-1774): Champagne is the only drink that makes women beautiful, the more they drink it.
FranĂ§ois Rabelais (1494-1553), French author (Gargantua and Pantagruel): So funny, my friends, and let your stomach and your loins be well. But I also remember not to drink, your donkey faces, otherwise you will plague plague.
Johann John quickly (1540-1612), minister in Vienna and historical wine book author: b'schert that God has for man's body, the wine pastime that he be Sorg, the heart and make erquick happy, that's why the whole state.
Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu (1585-1642), French cardinal and statesman: who does not drink wine, you will miss a lot of enjoyment, but whoever drinks the wine spoils wrong, and others to enjoy.
Ringelnatz (1883-1934), German lyricist and narrator (boomerang): The best magnifying glass for the pleasures of this world are those that make you drink.
Peter Peter Rosegger (1843-1918), American writer, wrote it were a love letter to the wine as a constant source of inspiration (see below).
Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), German poet and playwright: In the mountains on high buildings, in the midday sun, to the warm beam forces, nature produces the golden wine. And no one has explored it, as the great mother creates: Unfathomable is the action, is the inscrutable force.
Seneca (4 BC-65 AD), Roman politician and poet: as in freedom, is also beneficial in moderation wine.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English dramatist, the brain makes wine witted, quick and inventive - full of lively, fiery and delectable images.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish author: This is the only way to enjoy wine - when a couple of knowledgeable and enthusiastic friends get together and feel free to indulge in undisguised delight.
Socrates (469-399 BC), Greek philosopher: Wine moistens and tempers the spirit and weigh the concerns of the mind in sleep. He revives our joys and is oil on the dying flame of life. If we drink sensibly and in small features, then the wine goes into our lungs about how sweetest morning dew. Then the wine commits no robbery to our reason, but invites us to a friendly cheerfulness.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish writer (Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). The quote is contained on a large sign on an access road to the Napa Valley is: Wine is bottled poetry.
Theodor Storm (1817-1888), German poet from his poem "October Song": The fog is rising, it is the foliage; Schenk the wine, the sweet! We want the gray day - gilding gilding, yes!
Andre Andre Tchelistcheff (1901-1994), Russian winemaker, at a tasting in 1971 in San Francisco is enjoying an old wine, such as physical love for an old lady. It is possible, it may even give pleasure, but it requires a little imagination.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), Russian writer in a conversation with his colleague Maxim Gorky (1868-1936): I do not drunk, but I know people who are interesting when they have drunk one, then by the wit, beauty of thought, skill and wealth of language shine. All things that leave them in the fasted state. That's why I'm willing to praise the wine.
Trimalchio, the main character in Satyricon of Petronius : Vita est vinum (wine is life).
Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935), German writer (Gripsholm Castle, Germany Germany above all): One of the noise is the most beautiful moment in which he starts and his memory Tucholsky especially loved the wines from the region francs over. the famous wines of the winery Civil Hospital He said: We should not drink so much wine stone. But this is difficult: That Kind of purity, strength of clear, up from accumulated sun and sun-soaked earth was not there. And that was only open in glasses - as is only when pressed bottles of buck bag are placed on the table.
Mark Twain (1835-1910), American writer (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn): Champagne is probably the glĂĽckhafteste source of inspiration.
Pope Urban (1568-1644) by the Italian mathematician, physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) in Bertolt Brecht's "The Life of Galileo": He knows more pleasure than any man I have ever met. He thinks of sensuality. To an old wine and new ideas, he could not say no.
Victoria (1819-1901), British Queen, who loved the Riesling from Hochheim (Rheingau): Good keeps off the Doc Hoc (the doctor Good Hochheimer makes unnecessary).
Henri Vidal (1919-2000), French film and stage actor: When you think white wine, red wine when we speak, the champagne makes you silly.
Orson Welles (1915-1985), American actor: There are three things in life that are unbearable: cold coffee, lukewarm champagne and overexcited women.
Oswald Selva Oswald (1377-1445), singer, poet, composer and diplomat, wrote poetry, a wine from Lake Constance: The wine is sweet as Schlehentrank that makes your throat raw and ill, that confused my bright song, often to Tramin is my Reflecti.
Motto of the Cistercian , the European wine have a decisive influence on: Qui bon vin boit, Dieu voit (you give a good, you look God in the wine).
Zuckmayer (1896-1977), German writer (The Devil's General, The Captain from Koepenick). See his comedy The Merry Vineyard .
See also the related topic keywords Country Lore and toast .