DH, you are correct about Spartacus; however, you mustn't be dismayed as suffering is required of greatness or to quote Napoleon, "imperative, I would say!"
Well, at least that's what Armand Assante said as Napoleon in the 1987 tv movie, 'Napoleon & Josephine.'
Oh, and by the way, no need to worry about those pesky historians. I am a writer and I have influence. I'll see that you are treated fairly.
Now back to your concerns about wine to consume in one's declining years: May I suggest.....
1. one glass of fine claret in the evening,
after the theater
2. an occasional Glenlivet after golf and as an
aperitif before lunch. But just one, mind
you! Well, perhaps two depending on your golf
3. More red wine in your die! Remember Brando in
'The Godfather,' sitting in the garden and
telling Michael that he's drinking more in his
mature years and Michael saying, "it's good for
you, Pop." You wouldn't want to contradict
Michael, wouldn't be wise.
4. And, of course, Champagne. Drink only the best;
no time to spend on mediocrity, as you are
Keep Tattinger, Veuve Cliquot, LaurentPerrier,
Billcart Salmon and Bollinger in your cellar.
Well, I must leave you now and tend to my goose. 'Merry Christmas' and bear these words in mind:
'I drink once, I drink twice, I drink three times; now I understand the rules of mathematics.'
I...don't know...what that means......., but I'm beginning to wonder who has absorbed more of this wine, me or the goose!
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