Famous poets and their favourite drinks

Charles Bukowski

Charles BukowskiBorn in Germany in 1920, Bukowski died in California in 1994, aged 73. Throughout his life he wrote thousands of poems and has several famous quotes involving alcohol attributed to him. He said: “That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.”

And: “I’ve never been lonely. I like myself. I’m the best form of entertainment I have. Let’s drink more wine!”

His favourite drink was what is known as a Boilermaker; this is a beer with a shot glass of Bourbon dropped in it.

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