THOMAS JEFFERSON

Who? U.S. President, author of The Declaration of Independence
Thoughts on the matter: “No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober, where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.” (Photo: londoneventlist.com)

GROUCHO MARX

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Who? Comedian, film star, cigar smoker
Thoughts on the matter: “I shall drink no wine before it’s time! OK, it’s time.” (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

NIGELLA LAWSON

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Who? Food TV personality
Thoughts on the matter: “I never taste the wine first in restaurants, I just ask the waiter to pour.” (Photo: Kitchen Daily)

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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Who? American author
Thoughts on the matter: “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Who? American author
Thoughts on the matter: “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

SUZE ORMAN

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Who? Energetic financial advisor

Thoughts on the matter: “The funny thing is, wine is turning out to be a great investment. I couldn’t believe what happened with the value of my wine futures. I pinched myself and asked, ‘Did I just make more money on wine barrel futures than I did on the stock market?”

DREW BARRYMORE

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Who? Film actor/producer/director
Thoughts on the matter: “I’m sure wine snobs look at me and think, how dare you.” (Photo: Gogomix)

MAYA ANGELOU

Who? Poet, author, Civil Rights activist
Thoughts on the matter: “Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more.” (Photo: Brain Pickings)

PABLO PICASSO

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Who? Painter
Thoughts on the matter: “I like all paintings. I always look at the paintings, good or bad, in barbershops, furniture stores, provincial hotels. I’m like a drinker who needs wine. As long as it is wine, it doesn’t matter which wine.” (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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Who? Playwright and Bard
Thoughts on the matter: “Give me a bowl of wine. I have not that alacrity of spirit Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have.” (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY

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Who? Supermodel, former French First Lady
Thoughts on the matter: (While presiding over an auction) “At 200,000 euros, I’ll deliver the wine. At 250,000 euros, my husband [former president Nicolas Sarkozy] will deliver it with me. (Photo: Vogue)

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