Espresso is to Italy, what champagne is to France.
- Champagne is the only wine a woman can drink and still remain beautiful. - Mme. de Pompadour
- To prepare for a race there is nothing better than a good pheasant, some champagne and a woman. - Jacques Anquetil
- France is France and a grand place for Frenchman. - Harry Truman
- Until I drank Italian espresso coffee, I never knew what a tease filtered coffee was.
- Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy. - Bertrand Russell