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“His lips drink water, but his heart drinks wine.”

― E.E. Cummings


“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.”

― John Keats


“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”

― Rumi


“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”

― Ernest Hemingway


“I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines. “

― Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield


“Beer is made by men, wine by God.”

― Martin Luther


“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.”

― Louis Pasteur


“What wine goes with Captain Crunch?”

― George Carlin


“Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after.”

― George Gordon Byron


“I like on the table,
when we’re speaking,
the light of a bottle
of intelligent wine.”

― Pablo Neruda


“In wine, there’s truth.”

― Pliny the Elder


“Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of cares.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson


“If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us out of the imminent night.”

― D.H. Lawrence


“I pray you do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine.”

― William Shakespeare, As You Like It


“This is one of the disadvantages of wine; it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.”

― Samuel Johnson


“It’s not sipping wine. It’s a mourning wine. You drain it. Like this.”

― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys


“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.”

― Homer


“Wine enters through the mouth,
Love, the eyes.
I raise the glass to my mouth,
I look at you,
I sigh.”

― W.B. Yeats


“Wine is like the incarnation: it is both divine and human.”

― Paul Tillich


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

― Andre Simon


“In the abstract art of cooking,
ingredients trump appliances,
passion supersedes expertise,
creativity triumphs over technique,
spontaneity inspires invention,
and wine makes even the worst culinary disaster taste delicious.”

― Bob Blumer


“Wine makes all things possible.”

― George R.R. Martin, The Mystery Knight


“Without bread and wine, love goes hungry.”

― Latin Proverb


“Wine can be a better teacher than ink, and banter is often better than books.”

― Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles


“To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.”

―Clifton Fadiman


“Great wine works wonders and is itself one.”

― Edward Steinberg, Making of a Great Wine


“Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.”

― Basil Bunting


“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”

― Joan Collins


“And Noah he often said to his wife when he sat down to dine,
‘I don’t care where the water goes if it doesn’t get into the wine’.”

― G.K. Chesterton, Wine and Water


“The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations.”

― French proverb


“Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach.”

― Spanish saying


“God made only water, but man made wine.”

― Victor Hugo


“Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Wine is a peep-hole on a man.”

― Alcaeus


“It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.”

― Heraclitus


“In vino veritas [In wine is truth].”

― Proverb quoted by Plato


“I am falser than vows made in wine.”

― William Shakespeare, As You Like It


“From wine what sudden friendship springs!”

– John Gay, The Squire and His Cur


“What though youth gave love and roses,
Age still leaves us friends and wine.”

― Thomas Moore


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

― Spanish Proverb


“Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.”

― Ovid


“I have lived temperately, I double the doctor’s recommendation
of a glass and a half of wine a day and even treble it with a friend.”

― Thomas Jefferson


“Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.”

― Aristophanes


“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”

― Robert Fripp


“In water one sees one’s own face; but in wine, one beholds the heart of another.”

― An Old French proverb


“Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of care.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Wine … the true old man’s milk and restorative cordial.”

― Thomas Jefferson


“When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing.”

― Ovid, The Art of Love


“Wine is a living liquid containing no preservatives. Its life cycle comprises youth, maturity, old age, and death. When not treated with reasonable respect it will sicken and die.”

― Julia Child


“Wine is poetry in a bottle.”

― Clifton Fadiman


“To take wine into your mouth is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.”

― Clifton Fadiman


“What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?”

― W. C. Fields


“Reality is an illusion that occurs due to a lack of wine.”

― Anonymous


“Wine was created with man in mind, for his pleasure and relaxation, a balm to his good health.”

― Andrew Sharp, Winemaster’s Secrets


“Artists and poets still find life’s meaning in a glass of wine.”

― Joy Sterling, A Cultivated Life


“Whenever a man is tired, wine is a great restorer of strength.”

― Homer, The Iliad


“Wine, one sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise and taste.”

― John Milton


“What is better than to sit at the table at the end of the day and drink wine with friends, or substitutes for friends?”

― James Joyce


“Drink is the feast of reason and the flow of soul.”

― Alexander Pope


“When a man drinks wine at dinner, he begins to be better pleased with himself.”

― Plato


“I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I’m cooking.”

― Julia Child


“When you ask one friend to dine, Give him your best wine! When you ask two, The second best will do!”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“Where there is no wine there is no love.”

― Euripides


“There are many ways to the recognition of truth, and Burgundy is one of them.”

― Isak Dinesen


“I made wine out of raisins so I wouldn’t have to wait for it to age.”

― Steven Wright


“Compromises are made for relationships…not wine.”

― Sir Robert Scott Caywood


“Hold the bottle up to the light; you will see your dreams are always at the bottom.”

― Rob Hutchison


“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage folic, and the serious smile.”

― Homer


“In victory, you deserve Champagne. In defeat you need it.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte


“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.”

― St. Thomas Aquinas


“Wine makes a symphony of a good meal.”

― Fernande Garvin, The Art of French Cooking

“Wine is sure proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

― Benjamin Franklin


“Just like becoming an expert in wine, you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford.”

―Julia Child


“For a gourmet wine is not a drink but a condiment, provided that your host has chosen correctly.”

― Edouard De Pomaine


“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.”

― Louis Pasteur


“A bottle of wine was good company.”

― Ernest Hemingway


“A glass of good wine is a gracious creature, and reconciles poor mortality to itself and that is what few things can do.”

― Sir Walter Scott


“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”

― Robert Fripp


“Wine is earth’s answer to the sun.”

― Margaret Fuller


“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something brussel sprouts never do.”

― P. J. O’Rourke


“Be careful to trust a person who does not like wine.”

― Karl Marx


“Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.”

― Charles Dickens


“Fish, to taste good, must swim three times: in water, in butter, and in wine.”

― Polish proverb


“From wine what sudden friendship springs!”

― John Gay


“I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.”

― Emily Bronte


“I’m like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often, but I’m well preserved.”

― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy


“Language is wine upon the lips.”

― Virginia Woolf


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

–  Lord Byron

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