A cellar without wine, a home without woman, a purse without money, are three deadly plagues.
A quarrelsome servant, a good horse, and a choice bottle, never stay long with a man.
Burgundy is the wine of princes, Sillery of nobles, Claret of the gentle born; and Port of the citizens.
Burgundy smiles, Hock winks, Champagne laughs, and Lafite puts a heart into all.
---traditional proverbs, cited by Thomas McMullen, Hand-book of Wines, Practical, Theoretical, & Historical, 1852
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)