Thought and said about Port Wine:




"Be sometimes to your country true,
Have once the public good in view,
Bravely despise champagne at court,
And choose to dine at home with port."
   - Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
      poem "On The Irish Club"

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"Claret is the liquor for boys;
port for men; but he who aspires
to be a hero must drink brandy."
   - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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"The first duty of Port is to be red,
the second is to be drunk."
   - Ernest Cockburn

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"Port is the wine proper to the heavy drinker, and it may be admitted
that whereas champagne, claret, burgundy and hock are all entirely
beneficial and indeed, in a Well-ordered constitution, essential to
the digestion of food, port, and the very finest port at that, can
be slightly deleterious. Its charm insidiously invites excess, and
excess of port, though not in itself harmful, sometimes discloses
latent infirmities. The heavy port drinker must be prepared to make
some sacrifice of personal beauty and agility. Its martyrs are usually
well content with the bargain and in consolation it may be remarked
that a red nose never lost a friend worth holding and that by
universal testimony the sharpest attacks of gout are preceded by
a period of peculiar mental lucidity..."
   - Evelyn Waugh, 1948

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"Any time not drinking port is a waste of time."
   - Percy Croft

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"Life is a dish that is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace,
preferably washed down with a few glasses of vintage port."
   - Michael Sporrong, May 2005

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"If I am faced with the choice between
a good bottle of port and a woman,
then the vintage will decides my choice."
   - Michael Sporrong, January 2006

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"As the true egoist I am ... I can only state that a
mature vintage port I preferably want to enjoy alone,
with quiet classical music in the background... and
plenty time to just exist... in complete harmony with
the boquet, the taste and the life..."
   - Michael Sporrong, October 2006

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"The shortest way between two people is a
smile - the lasting one a glass of Port!"
   - Robert Heinrich Metasch

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"If out of sort we stick to port
The medicine of soul
A ruby gleam - a tawny dream
The vintage is the goal."
   - anonymous

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"Port makes a man more pleased with himself;
I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others."
   - anonymous

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"My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Port."
   - anonymous

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"When there is plenty of Port, sorrow and worry take wing."
   - anonymous

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"In victory, you deserve Port, in defeat, you need it."
   - anonymous

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"Port is bottled poetry."
   - anonymous

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"Port improves with age.
The older I get, the better I like it."
   - anonymous

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"Port makes every meal an occasion,
every table more elegant,
every day more civilized."
   - anonymous

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"What is better than to sit
at the end of the day and
drink Port with friends,
or substitutes for friends?"
   - anonymous

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"When asked what Port he liked to drink,
he replied, "That which belongs to another"."
   - anonymous

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"Where there is no Port, there is no love."
   - anonymous

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"Drink Port, and you will sleep well.
Sleep well and you will not sin.
Avoid sin, and you will be saved.
Ergo, drink Port and be saved."
   - anonymous

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"With Port and hope, anything is possible."
   - anonymous

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"Port, madam, is God’s next best gift to man."
   - anonymous

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"Quickly, bring me a beaker of Port so that
I may wet my mind and say something clever."
   - anonymous

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"If I ever reach an age when my chief
entertainment is remembrance of things past,
I shall think very often about Port."
   - anonymous

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"Port, like the rising sun, possession gains,
And drives the mist of dullness from the brains,
The gloomy vapor from the spirit flies,
And views of gaiety and gladness rise."
   - anonymous

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"Port makes daily living easier,
less hurried, with fewer tensions
and more tolerance."
   - anonymous

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"This Port should be eaten,
it is too good to be drunk."
   - anonymous



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