Wine Quotes 101



 

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Rabelais, François

Rabelais, François [1494-1553]: François Rabelais was born in Seuilly, outside Chinon in the Loire Valley
Rabelais, François [1494-1553]: François Rabelais was born in Seuilly, outside Chinon in the Loire Valley. Gargantua drank in its wine cellars; Panurge sought "the truth" in the clear waters of the town’s Caves Painctes; and the Picrochole War was fought on its surrounding hills, between the "kingdoms" of Seuilly and Lerné, in reality two farming villages. There is a statue of Rabelais in Chinon on the quay above the Vienne, and his Caves Painctes is now the home of Chinon’s wine society.

Beuvez toujours, vous ne mourrez jamais. Loosely: Drink always and never die. Also: Drink constantly; never die. Widely attributed to François Rabelais.

Touaine’s Vouvray: vins de taffetas; wines of taffeta. Attributed to François Rabelais.

It’s a wine of taffeta, well woven and of good yarn. François Rabelais, Gargantua, about Vouvray from Touaine.

I know where Chinon lies and I know the Caves Painctes for I have drunk many a glass of fresh wine there. François Rabelais, quoted in A Wine and Food Guide to the Loire, Jacqueline Friedrich.

… the pure Septembral juice …. François Rabelais, Pantagruel, 1532.

… that nectareous, delicious, precious, heavenly, joyful and divine liquor called wine. François Rabelais, Pantagruel, 1532.

See also: François Rabelais décrit la " fouasse " : " faicte de fine fleur de froment délayée avec beaux moyeux d’œufs et de beurre, safran, é pices et eau ". Fouace, a bread, was made of fine butter, fine egg yolks, fine saffron, fine spices, according to a recipe in Gargantua.

 


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