• What is wine? It is the grape present in another form; its essence is there, though the fruit which produced it grew thousands of miles away, and perished years ago. So the object of many a tender thought may be spiritually present, in defiance of space - and fond recollections cherished in defiance of time.

    Samuel Lover, John PROCTOR (Artist) (1863). “Handy Andy: a tale of Irish life ... With eleven illustrations by John Proctor”, p.160