Rossini and Rothschild’s Wine

Baron James Rothschild sent Rossini some splendid grapes from his hothouse. Rossini, in thanking him, wrote, “although your grapes are superb, I don’t like my wine in capsules.” Rothschild read this as an invitation to send him some of his celebrated Chateau-Lafite, which he proceeded to do. “I found your response to me highly amusing and I had immense enjoyment in retelling it again and again”.

Yossi Schiffmann


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