Wine Quotes

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

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

Heraclitus

The great evil of wine is that it first seizes the feet, it is a crafty wrestler.

Titus Maccius

God made only water, but man made wine.

Vixtor Hugo

They are not long, the days of wine and roses: Out of a misty dream, our path emerges for a while, then closes within a dream.

Ernest Dowson

The wine seems to be very closed-in and seems to have entered a dumb stage. Sort of a Marcel Meursault.

Paul S. Winalski

I like best the wine drunk at the cost of others.

Diogenes the Cynic

I beg you come tonight and dine A welcome waits you and sound wine The Roederer chilly to a charm As Juno's breasts the claret warm .

T.B. Aldrich

The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations.

French proverb

Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach

Spanish saying

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness - And Wilderness is Paradise endow.

Omar Khayyam

A little saint best fits a little shrine, A little prop best fits a little vine, As my small cruse best fits my little wine.

Robert Herrick
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