Before Noah, men having only water to drink, could not find the truth. Accordingly they became abominably wicked, and they were justly exterminated by the water they loved to drink. This good man, Noah, having seen that all his contemporaries had perished by this unpleasant drink, took a dislike to it; and G-d, to relieve his dryness, created the vine and revealed to him the art of making wine. By the aid of this liquid, he revealed more and more truth.
Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after.
Name me any liquid except our own blood that flows more intimately and incessantly through the labyrinth of symbols we have conceived to make our status as human beings, from the rudest peasant festival to the mystery of the Eucharist. To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history
A woman drove me to drink, and I'll be a son-of-a-gun but I never even wrote to thank her.
So far as drinking is concerned, you have my hearty approval; for wine does of a truth moisten the soul and lull our griefs to sleep....[and with small cups] we shall ...be brought by its gentle persuasion to a more sportive mood
I drank a bottle of wine for company. It was Chateau Margaux. It was pleasant to be drinking slowly and to be tasting the wine and to be drinking alone. A bottle of wine was good company.
The good talk that is inseparable from a wine dinner is even more important than the wines that are being served. Never bring up your better bottles if you are entertaining a man who cannot talk. Keep your treasures for a night when those few who are nearest to your heart can gather round your table, free from care, with latchkeys in their pockets and no last train to catch.
After filming I like to go home and lie down with my daughter and have a glass of wine so I do not really socialize with the other actors.
Bad news is not wine. It does not improve with age.
But there is always a Mass. It is not a formal Mass at all. We were sitting around her dining room table with wine and Eucharist and holding hands. It is very informal and small, but to me that is a wonderful way to have Mass.
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
If my best wines mislike thy taste, And my best service win thy frown, Then tarry not, I bid thee haste; There's many another Inn in town.
Here am I, the often sat on Dancing don; my name is T-TT-N; Like old wine in a new bottle Is my talk on Aristotle.
I sit and drink wine and watch californiacation of life!
Better a dish of husks to the accompaniment of a muted lute than to be satiated with stewed shark's fin and rich spiced wine of which the cost is frequently mentioned by the provider.
Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
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