O vinho é coisa santaAs a former wine professional, I'm always on the look-out for a wine connection with Villa-Lobos. Here's one, and a romantic one at that: a Valentine's Day guitar concert with Eric Symons at the Gloria Ferrer Champagne Cellars in Sonoma.
Que nasce da cepa torta
A uns faz perder o tino
A outros errar a porta
Quando o vinho desce
As palavras sobem
[Don't miss Eric's comment, below.]
The Portuguese toast above is a traditional one. Here's the translation:
Wine is a holy thingWords and music... Thanks to this cool exchange on the Wordreference forum for this.
Born from the crooked grapevine
It makes some lose their mind
It makes others miss their door
When wine goes down
Words climb up