Five famous alcohol lovers
Alcohol - it's an addiction, to which it is difficult to resist even the most important in the history of the people. And, perhaps, the truth and the truth in wine? Your attention there are five of many famous fans of alcohol.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Winston Churchill - one of the key figures of the XX century. According to the survey, conducted in 2002, the British called Churchill's great compatriot in history.
We also know that he has a phenomenal health. According to the memoirs of his contemporaries, it is clear that the prime minister drank and smoked in large quantities on a daily basis.
According to rumors, the breakfast it instead of coffee or tea consumed whiskey. It belongs to Churchill became winged quote (translated quite free):
- Winston, yes you are drunk!
- That's right. And you ugly. Tomorrow morning I'm sober. And you will remain ugly.
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Ernest Hemingway, the American writer, winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature and the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, was very fond of drink, especially the "Mojito".
"I drink to people around me are getting interesting," - Hemingway's famous quote. Apparently, the people around them were of little interest to the author, because he had to drink very often.
His friends told me that he preferred to use for your favorite cocktail is the strong rum and the most fresh mint. There is even a recipe for "Mojito" Hemingway: 6 fresh mint leaves, juice of one lime, 2 teaspoons of brown sugar, an ounce of white rum and three ounces of champagne.
Boris Yeltsin (1931- 2007)
Boris Yeltsin known for his alcohol abuse not only in Russia but also abroad. Some foreign media have also recorded cases of residence of the first president of Russia in a state of intoxication. For example, in 1994 he was at the time of the withdrawal of Russian troops from Germany conducted a military band. According to journalists, he was in a state of alcoholic intoxication.
Also during his visit to Washington in 1995, there was an unpleasant incident involving Yeltsin. He was drunk the night before the eyes of US intelligence agencies caught a taxi and to requests to return to the White House said he wanted to go out for pizza. According to the memoirs of Bill Clinton (the then US president time), their pizza Yeltsin still received.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Benjamin Franklin - one of the founding fathers of the United States. His signature is on the three most important American historical documents: the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and the Treaty of Versailles in 1783, which formally ended the war for independence. Is best known is the portrait of Benjamin Franklin, which is depicted on the hundred dollar bill from 1914.
But even he could not resist the craving for alcohol .. He owns a famous quote: "In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria." His favorite drink was fortified wine. There were rumors that it was this drink fighters for the freedom of America - Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin - noted the adoption of the "Declaration of Independence" in 1776.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
The famous Spanish painter and founder of Cubism was a great admirer of absinthe. In 1901 he painted "The Absinthe Drinker", and from that moment a ghostly greenish drink becomes an important element in many of his works. Moreover, it appears not only in glasses, as in the painting "Harlequin and his girlfriend", but also in colors, such as the portrait of Jaime Sabartesa, a close friend of Picasso.
On the eve of his death, he and his wife Jacqueline Roque hosted. He urged his friends to drink for him and his health, arguing that the phrase: "You know, I can not drink any more."