Wine Quotes

It was not the wine, murmured Mr. Snodgrass, in a broken voice. It was the salmon.

Charles Dickens

Woman is the lesser man, and all thy passions, matched with mine, Are as moonlight unto sunlight, and as water unto wine.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Knowledge enormous makes a God of me. Names, deeds, gray legends, dire events, rebellions, Majesties, sovran voices, agonies, Creations and destroyings, all at once Pour into the wide hollows of my brain, And deify me, as if some blithe wine Or bright elixir peerless I had drunk, And so become immortal.

John Keats

Fill every glass, for wine inspires us,And fires us With courage, love and joy. Women and wine should life employ. Is there ought to else on earth desirous?

John Gay

Some of the most dreadful mischief that afflict mankind proceed from wine; it is the cause of disease, quarrels, sedition, idleness, aversion to labor, and every species of domestic disorder.

Fran┴ois de Salignac

I am falser than vows made in wine.

William Shakespeare

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

The Duke of Clarence . . . a prisoner in the Tower, was secretly put to death and drowned in a barrel of Malmesey wine

Robert Fabyan

Mankind . . . possesses two supreme blessings. First of these is the goddess Demeter, or Earth whichever name you choose to call her by. It was she who gave to man his nourishment of grain. But after her there came the son of Semele, who matched her present by inventing liquid wine as his gift to man. For filled with that good gift, suffering mankind forgets its grief; from it comes sleep; with it oblivion of the troubles of the day. There is no other medicine for misery.

Euripides

Wine is a peep-hole on a man.

Alcaeus

The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.

Homer

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles.

Saint Matthew

They are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink

Prophet Isaiah

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging

The Proverbs

Poetry is devil's wine.

St. Augustine

I can certainly see that you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here would not know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret.

John Cleese

The king sits in Dunfermline town Drinking the blude-red wine.

Trad Ballad

The smell of wine, oh how much more delicate, cheerful, gratifying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil.

Rabelias Gargantua

Wine buffs write and talk as though the food and wine will be in your mouth at the same time, that one is there to be poured over the other. This is bullshit. Gustatory enjoyment comes from food and wine and cigars of your liking. So far no one has said that a Monte Cristo is the only cigar to smoke after Armagnac, Romeo and Juliet after Calvados ... but the time may yet come.

Clement Freud

Souls of poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye known, Happy field or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? Have ye tippled drink more fine Than mine host's Canary wine?

John Keats

And Noah he often said to his wife when he sat down to dine, I do not care where the water goes if it doesn't get into the wine.

G.K. Chesterton

Go fetch to me a pint o wine, an fill it in a silver tassie.

Robert Burns

Fill high the cup with Samian wine

Lord Byron

Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, Like a child at play.

Johnny Mercer
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