With wine in hand, one reaches the happy state – where men are wise, women beautiful; and even one’s children begin to look promising.

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“Drunk, if you like; so much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts;” and Caderousse began to sing the two last lines of a song very popular at the time, —”

― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

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