[Milton-L] Veritas

JCarl Bellinger dionhalic at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 23:28:58 EDT 2016


Ditto, Nancy. (Or do I say "ditto, Jameela?")
And how could there be anything unliterary about wine?
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Drink nowhere to be found less than literary:
Wine nowhere to be found less than divine.
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Carl
On Sunday, October 16, 2016, Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu> wrote:

> Wonderful, Nancy!  Thanks.
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> Jameela Lares, Ph.D.
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> Not very Miltonic, or even very literary, but getting lost in a  large
> wine department can be quite an education. I haven't seen Magnificat for
> awhile, nor Ruah. But yesterday I happened on I think it was a Chardonnay
> called Love & Squalor. No Esmeralda, No Holden.
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> This outdoes my brother-in-law's label, Vercingetoryx. They had a small
> but excellent winery, and their Pinot Noir is utter ambrosia. However,
> another wine threatened to sue because their name and their labels were
> superficiality enough alike to cause confusion. Rather than fight it, my
> sis et ux said 'Okay, we'll just change it something nobody has ever heard
> of.' He chose this Gaulish general who tangled with Caesar in one of the
> Gallic Wars.
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> Almost literary is a local microbrew, Noble Scot. Pun on Noble Rot, the
> botrytis that does good things for wine--but this is ale, Scottish ale
> sporting a formidable Highland steer on the label. Every time I see it I'm
> reminded of "Our Scots nobles were richt laith to wet thir cork-heild
> shoon." But the King was drinking the "bluid red wine," not the nut brown
> ale.
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> He had perhaps been one of Milton's wild youths, "flown with insolence and
> wine."
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> They might have had, in a light moment, that marvel from Montana, Moose
> Drool!
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> Moving to the produce section, "the nectarine and curious peach/ into my
> hands themselves do reach," but unless I'm jamming and juicing and
> jellying I have to exercise restraint and say "Farewell! Thou art too dear
> for my possessing!"
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> Nancy Charlton
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> ...holding both her sides!
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