Wine Quotes

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

I made a mental note to watch which bottle became empty soonest, sometimes a more telling evaluation system than any other.

Gerald Asher

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

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

Before I was born my mother was in great agony of spirit and in a tragic situation. She could take no food except iced oysters and champagne. If people ask me when I began to dance, I reply In my mothers womb, probably as a result of the oysters and Champagne.

Isadora Duncan

Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others.

Samuel Johnson

That winter two things happened which made me see that the world, the flesh, and the devil were going to be more powerful influences in my life after all than the chapel bell. First, I tasted champagne; second, the theater.

Belle Livingstone

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

Taws Noah who first planted the vine and mended his morals by drinking its wine.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.

Graham Greene

Wine is the blood of France.

Louis Bertall

This wine should be eaten, for it is much too good to be drunk

Jonathan Swift

And in this mountain shall the Lord of Hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

Isaiah

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

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