9) Ernest Hemingway
There is little doubt that Ernest Hemingway, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, enjoyed a drink. He always considered drink to be a big part of his life, stating that “I have drunk since I was fifteen and few things have given me more pleasure”. His time in Europe during World War I gave him the opportunity to expand his tastes to wine and fine liqueurs. Due to his privileged life, he was able to travel the world and experience great cuisines and local customs, particularly with respect to alcohol. Hemingway was unapologetic about the role the alcohol played in his life. For him, alcohol held the key to understanding where you were: “Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares. If you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars”.
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