“I have lived temperately…I double the doctor’s
recommendation of a glass and half of wine each day and
even treble it with a friend.”


“Wine from long habit has become an indispensable from my health…”

-THOMAS JEFFERSON, to John F. Oliveira Fernandes, 16 Dec. 1815

“Wine…the true old man’s milk and restorative cordial.”


“We could in the United States make as great a
variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly
of the same kinds, but doubtless as good.”


“I rejoice as a moralist at the prospect of
a reduction of the duties on wine by our national
legislature…Its extended use will carry health
and comfort to a much enlarged circle.”