The holiday season upon us, and all sorts special of goodies are being made like panettone and Nonna’s pizzelle, and its time to get excited for all things special and unique to the holidays. These are some of the many favorite traditions we look forward to every holiday season, and without a doubt these traditions inspire us and remind us of our Italian ancestry and memories to come.
At Select Italy the holiday season definitely inspires us, and so does all the fun wine we get to drink and bring to our friends and family. Just thinking about of all the delicious wines we will soon be sipping on has our mouths watering. So we put our heads together to compile our favorite wine quotes as a perfect influence for the holidays and to get you, too, inspired for the upcoming holidays and the impeccable time to drink your favorite Italian wines.
“Wine is an experience. It is a culture, an experience, which has been shaping, reflecting, and creating throughout the ages.”
“Wine has been a part of civilized life for some seven thousand years. It is the only beverage that feeds the body, soul and spirit of man and at the same time stimulates the mind.” ~ Robert Mondavi, Harvests Of Joy, Autobiography
“It’s impossible to separate a great wine from a great experience.” ~Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, authors of WSJ’s Guide to Wine
“The wines you share with the ones you love in the places your love are not merely liquid in a glass or even a highly technical point of discussion between high-class aficionados. Wine, as a complete entity, it is a story.”
“Through our wines we bring to the world an entire territory, its history and its cultural assets.” ~Marilisa Allegrini
“It is the story of the people who made it, the earth from which it comes, and it’s ability to connect with those who drink it, whether its maker or a visitor discovering the contents of the glass for the first time. This is not new news. The Greeks had it figured out.”
“Where there is no wine there is no love”. ~Euripides
“As did the Romans. Wine was a source of strength for the troops; a healthy alternative to contaminated water, and considered a general joy of life. It wasn’t a matter of snobbery, but of enjoyment.”
“The best kind of wine is that which is most pleasant to him who drinks it.” ~Pliny the Elder
“Through the ages, wine remained a reflection of where it was made, be it the climate and natural settings of the earth.”
“Wine is a necessity of life.” ~Thomas Jefferson
“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.” ~Ernest Hemingway
“Wine is art, wine is music, and wine is a reflection of life.”
“Wine is bottled poetry.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
What wine inspires you for the holidays?