There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
– Bertrand Russell
Boasting first: I just finished Mark Oldman’s guide, Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine. And I very much enjoyed the wit and wisdom delivered by both Oldman and his crew of “Bravehearts” (wine pros and connoisseur celebs that he quotes throughout the book). Here’s one Braveheart, Mick Fleetwood:
“Wine encourages expression in a nice, ambient way. It is a helping hand, a titillation. Wine is very gradual and relaxing. It allows you to pause for thought. It doesn’t demand for you to have your mind made up.”
Agreed, although I’m mindful of the words of another celeb who isn’t quoted in the book: Axl Rose.
“I used to do a little,
but a little wouldn’t do it,
So the little got more and more.”