“Chardonnay is a red wine masquerading as a white, and Pinot Noir is a white wine masquerading as a red.”
André Tchelistcheff, winemaker (1901-1994)
“What is man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set, ingenious machine for turning with infininite artfulness, the red wine of Shiraz into urine?"
Isak Dineson, Danish author (1885-1962)
“To make white wine out of red wine. Put bean-meal or three egg whites into the flask and stir for a very long time. The next day the wine will be white. The ashes of white grape vines have the same effect.”
“The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
The French eat a lot of fat and also have fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
Conclusion: Eat and drink what you like. What kills you is speaking English.”
Michael Fitzpatrick, (author of ‘The Tyranny of Health: Doctors and the Regulation of Lifestyle’, 2000), writing in the electronic journal Spiked (www.spiked-online.com) Wilson Quarterly Spring 2003
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