G is for Gluttony

Published by Roberson Wine on 16/12/2015

If anything can make you feel better about overindulging in wine at Christmas, it's writing like this by M.F.K. Fisher.

“Perhaps the nearest I come to gluttony is with wine. As often as possible, when a really beautiful bottle is before me, I drink all I can of it, even when I know that I have had more than I want physically. That is gluttonous. But I think to myself, when again will I have this taste upon my tongue? Where else in the world is there just such wine as this, with just this bouquet, at just this heat, in just this crystal cup? And when again will I be alive to it as I am this very minute, sitting here on a green hillside above the sea, or here in this dim, murmuring, richly odorous restaurant, or here in this fishermen's café on the wharf? More, more, I think - all of it, to the last exquisite drop, for there is no satiety for me, nor ever has been, in such drinking.”

M.F.K. Fisher, 'G is for Gluttony', 1949

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