This quirky but reasonable injunction correlating wine with life and life with wine comes from a letter Ingrid Bergman received from Erich Maria Remarque, author of the searing All Quiet on the Western Front, about German soldiers in the First World War.  A gentle reminder not to wait too long to do the things that matter.


‘But don’t do it too late – life and wines don’t wait…’


Source: Erich Maria Remarque in a letter to Ingrid Bergman, quoted in Ingrid Bergman: My Story, Ingrid Bergman & Alan Burgess, p. 175

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