Wine Quotes

A book of verses underneath the bough, A jug of wine, a loaf of bread -and thou.

Edward Fitzgerald

Wine improves with age - I like it the older I get.

Anonymous

Burgundy was the winiest wine, the central, essential, and typical wine, the soul and greatest common measure of all the kindly wines of the earth.

Charles Edward Montague

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

A man, fallen on hard times, sold his art collection but kept his wine cellar. When asked why he did not sell his wine, he said, ìA man can live without art, but not without culture.

Anonymous

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

William Shakespeare

So lifeís year begins and closes; Days though shortening still can shine; What though youth gave love and roses; Age still leaves us friends and wine.

Thomas Moore

And wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.

Alexander Pope

You have not drunk too much wine if you can still lie on the floor without holding on.

Dean Martin

Reality is an illusion that occurs due to a lack of wine.

Anonymous

Wine to me is passion. It is family and friends. It is warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It is culture. It is the essence of civilization and the art of living.

Robert Mondavi
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