“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 for my health…”

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

“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.”