Wine Quotes

In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.


Rice is born in water and must die in wine

Italian Proverb

One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.

Dr Samuel Johnson

Plant life instead of animal food is the keystone of regeneration. Jesus used bread instead of flesh and wine in place of blood at the Lord's Supper.

German Composer Richard Wagner

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

Francis Bacon

You think it more difficult to turn air into wine than to turn wine into blood?

Graham Greene

Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy; its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.

Charlotte Bronte

This is one of the disadvantages of wine: it makes a man mistake words for thought.

Samuel Johnson

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me

Sarah Bernhardt

The best wine is the oldest, the best water the newest

William Blake

When Wine enters, out goes the Truth

Benjamin Franklin

A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.

Jean-Anthelme Brillat

Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.

Henry Fielding

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.


Whoever would have guessed that in the land of cheap sausages and mashed potatoes there could be such a change which would actually bring the French from Paris every weekend to invade Britain en masse to eat great food and drink great wine.

Robin Leach†
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