Booze, Enjoyment, Wine

Wine wisdom & quotes

1 Comment 04 April 2012

A selection of great words inspired by wine lovers through the ages.

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one’s present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.
~Latin Proverb

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”
~Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) astronomer

“Give me a bowl of wine, in this I bury all unkindness.”
~William Shakespeare (1564-1616) playwright
Source: Julius Caesar

“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.”
~Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826) French politician and writer

“In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria.”
~Harvey Allen (1889-1949)

“Wine does not intoxicate men: Men intoxicate themselves.”
~Chinese proverb

“Wine is one thing; drunkenness is another.”
~Robert Burton (1577- 1640) English scholar

“Wine improves with age–I like it more the older I get.”
~Anonymous

“Wine is bottled poetry.”
~Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Scottish Essayist, Poet and Author of fiction and travel books

“Eat your food with joy, and drink your wine with a happy heart, for God approves of this!”
~Bible, Ecclesiastes 9:7 NLT

“No poem was ever written by a drinker of water.”
~Horace (65 B.C.-8) Roman poet and satirist

“Wine is life.”
~Petronius (1st-century) Roman satirist

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”
~Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) statesman

“Wine of California… inimitable fragrance and soft fire… and the wine is bottled poetry.”
~Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) writer

“A glass of wine is a great refreshment after a hard day’s work.”
~Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) composer

“A waltz and a glass of wine invite an encore.”
~Johann Strauss (1804-1849) composer

“How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roasted chestnut, a wretched little brazier and the sound of the sea…”
~Nikos Kazantzakis (1885-1957) writer

“Then a smile and a glass and a toast and a cheer,
for all the good wine and we’ve some of it here.”
~Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809-1894) poet

“The wine urges me on, bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man singing and laughing gently.”
~Homer (8th-century B.C.) poet

“Wine is the most healthful and hygienic of beverages.”
~Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) chemist and microbiologist

“Water separates people of the world; wine unites them.”
~Anonymous

“Good wine is a necessity of life for me.”
~Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) third president, premier wine collector

“It has become quite a common proverb that in wine, there is truth.”
~Pliny the Elder (23-79) Roman author

“He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.”
~Johann Heinrich Voss (1751-1826) German poet and translator

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  1. Sophie Nowak says:

    Nice to know I got same thoughts and feelings about wine as many wise and important people throughout our history. Something in common with the great!


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