Sunday, August 06, 2006

Alcohol #3

Italy yeeldes excellent Wines, and the common red wine is held very nourishing, so as the fairest Women will dine with the same, and a sop of bread dipped in it, thinking it will make them fat, (which kind of Women the Venetians most love, all things being equall), yea, and more faire: So as they Proverbially say; Che beve bianco, piscia bianco, a chi beve rosso, avanza il colore. He that drinkes white, pisses white, he that drinkes red, gaines the colour.

An Itinerary, Fynes Moryson, 1605-1617