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Thomas Jefferson claimed, in 1818, that "in nothing have the habits of the palate more decisive influence than in our relish of wines."[1] His own habits had been formed over thirty years before--at the tables of Parisian philosophes and in the vineyards of Burgundy and Bor Footnotes1. Jefferson to William Alston, Monticello, October 6, 1818.  Polygraph copy at the Library of Congress.


Note: Thomas Jefferson used the word "macaroni" as a general term for pasta.