Panettone for Christmas

I was reading a glossy brochure (with mostly pictures) of genuine Panettone (cake).
It is becoming traditional (around the world) to enjoy an Italian Panettone at Christmas rather than a heavier English style rich fruit cake.

I noticed that the brochure had a quote from Oscar Wilde.
It read …
In Italian: Avere buon gusto รจ facile: basta scegliere il meglio di tutto...
and then in English …
Having good taste is easy: simply choose the best of everything.

A great quote to use for advertising anything of purported quality!

I was curious as to why the Italians would quote from Oscar Wilde.
Surely there were Italian philosophers that could have been selected.
Then again, who on earth can better Oscar Wilde?