Meum est propositum in taberna mori,
ut sint vina proxima morientis ori.
Tunc cantabunt letius angelorum chori:
‘Sit Deus propitius huic potatori’.*
(My plan is to die in the tavern,
so that wine may be close to my dying lips.
Then choruses of angels will sing joyously:
‘may God be generous to this drinker.’)
Putti with a Wine Press, Follower of Raphael, 1500
A WELCOME WINE RECEPTION
WILL BE HELD
IN THE SALA MOSTRE TEMPORANEE
(CITTADELLA DEI MUSEI)
ON WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE FROM 19:30 TO 22:00
Drinks will be accompanied by a light buffet dinner
*Just in case some of you are interested, the quote is from the twelfth century Confession of Golias by Hugh, a follower of Archbishop Reinald of Cologne, apparently known in Germany as ‘the Archpoet.’