How about that for a jowl-shaking quaff? Proof that bad wine can be ‘interesting’ even if dentally dangerous.

See another of Hemingway’s graphic descriptions, this time in a vast soup tureen. And for a different but equally florid wine review, see Evelyn Waugh. 

‘The wine was bad but not dull. It took the enamel off your teeth and left it on the roof of your mouth.’ 


Source: Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1965), p. 34

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