Wine Quotes

If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?

Cardinal Richeleu

He said that few people had intellectual resources sufficient to forgo the pleasures of wine. They could not otherwise contrive how to fill the interval between dinner and supper.

Samuel Johnson

Wine gives great pleasure; and every pleasure is of itself a good. It is a good, unless counterbalanced by evil.

Samuel Johnson

Oh, wherefore come ye forth in triumph from the north, With your hands, and your feet, and your raiment all red? And wherefore doth your rout send forth a joyous shout? And whence be the grapes of the wine-press which ye tread?

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Give me women, wine and snuff Until I cry out hold, enough You may do so san objection Till the day of resurrection; For bless my beard then aye shall be My beloved Trinity.

John Keats

His element is so fine being sharpened by his death, to drink from the wine-breath while our gross palates drink from the whole wine.


Go, little book, and wish to all Flowers in the garden, meat in the hall, A bin of wine, a spice of wit, A house with lawns enclosing it, A living river by the door, A nightingale in the sycamore

Robert Louis Stevenson

Pour out the wine without restraint or stay, Pour not by cups, but by the bellyful, pour out to all that wull.

Edmund Spenser

After-dinner talk Across the walnuts and the wine.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

This bread I break was once the oat, This wine upon a foreign tree Plunged in its fruit; Man in the day or wind at night Laid the crops low, broke the grape's joy.

Dylan Thomas

Good wine needs no bush.

William Shakespeare

Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used.

William Shakespeare

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

Ben Jonson

A little wine sometimes, that's all. Spirits are bad. Alcohol wrong. Herb does grow.

Bob Marley

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.

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