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The golden liqueur of Tokay—Voltaire

“The golden liqueur of Tokay
While caressing the fibers of the brain,
Carries a fire that breathes witticism
As brilliant as the liqueur is light.”

—Voltaire (1694-1778), referring to Tokaji Aszú, the rare, extraordinary dessert wine from Hungary made with botrytised furmint grapes.

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