Wine Quotes

Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.

Ernest Hemingway.

I will add one that is my spin on an old budgeting problem: Why is there so much wine left at the end of my money?

Milan in Santa Cruz

Ok. Here is what I like to say about a well made wine of modest proportions: It is not a wine that commands your attention, but rather, rewards it.

Dave Guimond

No nation is drunken where wine is cheap, and none sober where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.

Thomas Jefferson

Dynamite? It is like wine, it only gets better with age.

Tracker Lewis Gates

If Plato is a fine red wine, then Aristotle is a dry martini.

Chet

In water one sees ones own face; But in wine, one beholds the heart of another.

Old Frech proverb

The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.

Plutarch

WINE and Fermented grape-juice known to the Womens Christian Union as liquor, sometimes as rum. Wine, madam, is Gods next best gift to man.

Ambrose Bierce

I have eaten your bread and salt. I have drunk your water and wine. The deaths ye died I have watched beside And the lives ye led were mine.

Rudyard Kipling

I tasted - careless - then - I did not know the Wine Came once a World - Did you? Oh, had you told me so - This Thirst would blister - easier - now

Emily Dickinson

For singing till his heaven fills, Tis love of earth that he instills, And ever winging up and up, Our valley is his golden cup, And he the wine which over flows To lift us with him as he goes.

George Meredith

I rather like bad wine . . . one gets so bored with good wine.

Benjamin Disraeli

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 hosts Canary wine?

John Keats

Who does not love wine, women, and song Remains a fool his whole life long.

Johann Heinrich

From wine what sudden friendship springs

John Gay

Thanks be to God, since my leaving drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.

Samuel Pepys

Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine.

John Milton

Is not old wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest, old wood burn brightest, old linen wash whitest? Old soldiers, sweethearts, are surest, and old lovers are soundest

John Webster

Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I will not look for wine.

Ben Jonson

Had I but died an hour before this chance I had lived a blessed time; for, from this instant,There's nothing serious in mortality, All is but toys; renown and grace is dead, The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees Is left this vault to brag of.

William Shakespeare

Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that 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

I intend to die in a tavern; let the wine be placed near my dying mouth, so that when the choirs of angels come, they may say, God be merciful to this drinker

Walter Map

It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.

Heraclitus
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