Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Nenadovic Perspective on Russian Wine

"They brought us a mug of wine each and we all drank to the health of our leader and commander of all the Serbs, each from his own mug! (But what wretched wine! It was red, it is true, but fell to the bottom like tartar; and at the bottom of each mug were to or three little hard balls; when he brought it to us our host shook it up to make it red, but of the warmth of real wine, not a trace!)"

Quote from "The Memoirs of Prota Matija Nenadovic", edited and translated from the Serbian by Lovett F. Edwards. Oxford At The Clarendon press, 1969.

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