A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 31, 2013
“Wine—How classy people get wasted”

"Wine—How classy people get drunk/shitfaced/trashed/wasted” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many gift items, such as posters, T-shirts and buttons. “WINE! How Classy People Get Shitfaced” has been cited in print since at least 2009, when the saying was included in the book Give the Bitch Her Chocolate, by Ed Polish and Darren Wotz. “WINE...... How classy people get drunk!” was cited on Twitter on December 18. 2010. “Wine! How classy people get wasted” was cited on Twitter on March 7, 2011.


Google Books
Give the Bitch Her Chocolate
By Ed Polish and Darren Wotz
Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press
2009
Pg. ? (not paginated):
WINE! How Classy People Get Shitfaced

someecards
06.07.2010
Wine! How classy people get shitfaced.

Twitter
David Voth‏
@SexCigarsBooze
Wine: How classy people get shitfaced.
3:41 PM - 28 Jul 10

Designs By Arielle
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Riding in the car, we love riding in the car!
(...)
My favorite Napa Valley quote: “Wine...how classy people get shitfaced.” They sold things that said that all over the place...lol.

Twitter
Adam Sadie
‏@AdamSadie
WINE...... How classy people get drunk!
6:18 PM - 18 Dec 10

Twitter
William‏
@TexasWineGuy
Wine! How classy people get wasted.  http://twitpic.com/479z7t
4:30 PM - 7 Mar 11

Facebook
Wine: how classy people get wasted
(Joined Facebook February 1, 2012—ed.)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Permalink