Three Tolerable Aphorisms Regarding Wine and Its Consumption

1 As a guest at a dinner party, I’m among the very harshest of wine critics: if there’s not enough wine, I become critical. 2 Good wine is better than mediocre wine: that’s obvious. Mediocre wine is much better than no wine at all, however. 3 At the market yesterday, I wanted to buy the … Continue reading Three Tolerable Aphorisms Regarding Wine and Its Consumption

Selected Aphorisms #82

The eighty-second installment in our occasionally unusual series. After reading Le Rochefoucauld, I’m capable of writing only sentence-long maxims. After reading Wodehouse, I can’t restrain myself from effecting the voice of a British aristocrat. For the present aphorism, then, I’ve conducted an experiment: I read only my interior self. “Your interior self?” the reader is … Continue reading Selected Aphorisms #82