On The Road Again: Wine, Jack Kerouac, and Me

Two things you may or may not know:

1. Today is the anniversary of the day when Jack Kerouac’s immeasurably culture-changing novel “On The Road” was released; one of the most influential American novels in the history of American letters.

2. Some years ago, courtesy of a wonderful literary grant I received, I was given the opportunity to live and write in the very same house Jack Kerouac was living in when “On the Road” was released.

So it is with special pleasure that I celebrate this special anniversary.

And I wish to share with you a great quote –a great WINE quote– from this incomparably strange, challenging, exhilarating, maddening, delightful, beautifully flawed and magical book:


“Ah, it was a fine night, a warm night, a wine-drinking night, a moony night, and a night to hug your girl and talk and spit and be heavengoing. This we did.”
That, my friends, is wine.
Also, here is a photo for you; my writing room in the Kerouac House; the very same room where Jack, while awaiting publication of “On The Road,” was already beginning what would become his second novel, “The Dharma Bums.”

Categories: History, Wine & Poetry, Wine Quotes

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