The Urla Winery. A lot to sip, a lot to say. That's usually how it goes isn't it? (grin) We'll start with some interesting quotes I found on wine and move on to some photos; while I remember cool summer nights on a balcony by the sea far away, sipping the drink of Gods with friends. (wink)
"Beer is made by men, wine by God"
"Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of all beverages."
"It is the wine that leads me on,
the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs,
laugh like a fool - it drives the men to dancing...
it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told."
Homer, The Odyssey
"Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know."
"I should say upfront that I have never been in a cellar in my life. In fact, I can see no reason why anyone should ever go into a cellar unless there is wine involved."
Rachel Hawkins, Hex Hall
"Wine is bottled poetry."
Robert Louis Stevenson
"If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?"
"In vino veritas."
Pliny the Elder, Historia Naturalis
"Go fetch to me a pint o' wine,
An' fill it in a silver tassie."
Robert Burns, Go Fetch to me a Pint o' Wine
"Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babies, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts."
John Stuart Blackie
"Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle."
Paolo Coelho, Brida
"Either give me more wine, or leave me alone."
And that is all I really want to say.