By comparing what we know today with what the ancients appear to have known we can guess at the kinds of wine they drank.
The flavor of wine is like delicate poetry
One not only drinks the wine, one smells it, observes it, tastes it, sips it and--one talks about it.
Where there is no wine there is no love.
A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.
Friendship is the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure
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
Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used.
Good wine needs no bush.
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.
After-dinner talk Across the walnuts and the wine.
Pour out the wine without restraint or stay, Pour not by cups, but by the bellyful, pour out to all that wull.
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
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.
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?
The wines that one best remembers are not necessarily the finest that one has ever tasted, and the highest quality may fail to delight so much as some far more humble beverage drunk in more favorable surroundings
Wine gives great pleasure; and every pleasure is of itself a good. It is a good, unless counterbalanced by evil.
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.
If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?
There is not the hundredth part of the wine consumed in this kingdom that there ought to be. Our foggy climate wants help
Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after
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.
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.
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