I love everything thats old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.
The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations.
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 .
I like best the wine drunk at the cost of others.
A sight of the label is worth 50 years experience.
The wine seems to be very closed-in and seems to have entered a dumb stage. Sort of a Marcel Meursault.
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.
God made only water, but man made wine.
Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.
The great evil of wine is that it first seizes the feet, it is a crafty wrestler.
It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.
I intend to die in a tavern; let the wine be placed near my dying mouth, so that when the choirs of angels come, they may say, God be merciful to this drinker
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.
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.
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.
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
Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine.
Thanks be to God, since my leaving drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.
From wine what sudden friendship springs
Who does not love wine, women, and song Remains a fool his whole life long.
Souls of Poets dead and gone, What Elysium have ye known, Happy field or mossy cavern, Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? Have ye tippled drink more fine Than mine hosts Canary wine?
I tasted - careless - then - I did not know the Wine Came once a World - Did you? Oh, had you told me so - This Thirst would blister - easier - now
I have eaten your bread and salt. I have drunk your water and wine. The deaths ye died I have watched beside And the lives ye led were mine.
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