“Words of Wine Wisdom” throughout the Ages

I see so many quotes about wine in a number of places.  I thought for fun I would share a few. Many have a ring of truth to them…some are more serious, contemplative, others are just fun.  Enjoy, preferably with a glass of your favorite wine!  Cheers!!

“The wine-cup is the little silver well,
Where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell.”
— William Shakespeare

“It takes a lot of beer to make good wine.” — Lou Preston, Preston Vineyards

“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” — André Simon

“I serve your Beaune to my friends, but your Volnay I keep for myself.” — Voltaire

Wine is at the head of all medicines; where wine is lacking, drugs are necessary.” – Babylonian Talmud: Baba Bathra

A man, fallen on hard times, sold his art collection but kept his wine cellar. When asked why he did not sell his wine, he said, “A man can live without art, but not without culture.” — Anonymous
       

“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.”
Andre Simon

“Drink freely the wine life offers you and don’t worry how much you spill.”
Marty Rubin

“The simplest definition of a great bottle of wine is when you feel sad because the bottle is empty.”
Tony Margiotta

“With bread and wine you can walk your road.”
Spanish Proverb

“Wine… the intellectual part of the meal.” — Alexandre Dumas, 1873

“Wine … offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased.” — Ernest Hemingway

“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne.” — John Maynard Keynes

   

“Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.” — Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), the Scottish bacteriologist credited with discovering Penicillin in 1928.

“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.” — Ernest Hemingway.

“Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.” — Anonymous

“Compromises are for relationships, not wine.” — Sir Robert Scott Caywood

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.”— Michael Broadbent

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Wine brings to light the hidden secrets of the soul, gives being to our hopes, bids the coward flight, drives dull care away, and teaches new means for the accomplishment of our wishes.” — Horace

“And wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.” — Alexander Pope

“A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.” — Clifton Fadiman

 

 

  

“Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” — Pope John XXIII

“Wine is life.” — Petronius, Roman writer

“Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin.” — Napoleon

“No nation is drunken where wine is cheap, and none sober where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of Champagne.” — Paul Claudel

“Clearly, the pleasures wines afford are transitory – but so are those of the ballet, or of a musical performance. Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living.” — Napoleon

“Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil.” — Lord Byron

“I love everything that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.” — Oliver
 

 

 

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Owner of Tasteful Adventures- private in-home wines tastings Boisset Wine Living Ambassador- private and corporate wine tastings and direct to consumer sales, corporate gifting, Wine Educator, Sommelier- Level 1 Court of Master Sommelier, BASSETT Certification, French Wine Scholar, Member Guild of Sommeliers
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