'Wine, if properly selected and used, is not merely a stimulant, but a food assistant, and I might say next door to a nutriment. It should be drank but never guzzled. It should please the eye, flatter the olfactories, give relish to the palate, quench the thirst, and respect your head. It if does not fill these conditions for you, you had better drink water.'
Excerpt from “How to Drink Wine”, out of the 1889 reference book, Wines and Vines of California