Sunday, 27 February 2011

Aint that the case! (2)

When wine drinking began to be  popular in the United States ( during the 1960's) [up until then Americans mostly drank beer or hard liquors], there were many  wine descriptions which were entirely pretentious.

Humourist James Thurber created the following spoof of those "over the top" descriptions:

** "It's a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption."

** (Quoted from "Manhattan '45, by Jan Morris  (John Hopkins University Press 1986)

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