Wine Quotes

Wine is wont to show the mind of man.

Theogenis

Give me a bowl of wine: have not that alacrity of spirit, Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have.

William Shakespeare

Food and wine. Decide which is the soloist, which the accompanist.

Michael Broadbent

There are no standards of taste in wine, cigars, poetry, prose, etc. Each man's own taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard

Mark Twain

This wine should be eaten, for it is much too good to be drunk

Jonathan Swift

Wine is the blood of France.

Louis Bertall

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

Ernest Hemingway

Taws Noah who first planted the vine and mended his morals by drinking its wine.

Benjamin Franklin

Presenting the cork is wine nonsense, a ritual invented by captains and sommeliers. The wine snob does not resent ritual. There is infinite ritual in the etiquette of serving wine. But most of it at least hints at style or purpose. Placing an unsightly cork on the tablecloth hints at absurdity.

Leonard S. Bernstein

Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others.

Samuel Johnson

One should write not unskillfully in the running hand, be able to sing in a pleasing voice, and keep good time to music; and, lastly, a man should not refuse a little wine when it is pressed upon him.

Yoshida Kenko

This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You do not want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste

Ernest Hemingway

The importance of wine shows up early in the Bible: And Noah began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard.

Genesis 9:20

The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learnt to cultivate the olive and the wine.

Thucydides

The wine-cup is the little silver well, Where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell.

William Shakespeare
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