30 Days of Thomas Jefferson on Wine – Day 9

Approaching Independence Day on July 4th, my thoughts often turn to some of the great Presidents of our nation. Here’s to Thomas Jefferson and his love of wine & the vine. My favorite:
“Cultivators of the earth are the most virtuous and independent citizens.”

Drink What YOU Like

Day 1 – Thomas Jefferson, A Primer
Day 2 – The First Wine of Record, Claret
Day 3 – Jefferson and Madeira
Day 4 – Jefferson’s Favorite Wines Available Today
Day 5 – Monticello Pictorial
Day 6 – Monticello Vineyards
Day 7 – The Monticello Cellar
Day 8 – Thomas Jefferson—orchardist and cidermaker (Part 1)

Day 9 – Quotable Jefferson

Given Jefferson’s meticulous note taking in his Account Books and his habit of making a copy of most of his letters (via the use of the polygraph machine), he is perhaps one of the most quoted Revolutionaries.  Though scores of popular quotes are attributed to Jefferson, several of the most used are slightly ‘misquoted. – like the following:

Jefferson noted many things a “necessary of life” (including hair powder, salad oil, salt and books), but wine was certainly one of the most famous. The actual quotation, in…

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