• French wines may be said but to pickle meat in the stomach, but this is the wine that digests, and doth not only breed good blood, but it nutrifieth also, being a glutinous substantial liquor; of this wine, if of any other, may be verified that merry induction: That good wine makes good blood, good blood causeth good humors, good humors cause good thoughts, good thoughts bring forth good works, good works carry a man to heaven, ergo, good wine carrieth a man to heaven.

    James Howell (1726). “Epistolæ Ho-Elianæ: Familiar Letters Domestick and Foreign, Divided Into Four Books; Partly Historical, Political, Philosophical. Upon Emergent Occasions”, p.366