Quotes

Our favorite wine quotes and wine words


"Wine is the most civilized thing in the world."
-Ernest Hemingway.




"A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!"
Edward FitzGerald 1809 - 1883
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, st. 12




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



"The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations."
--- French proverb




"Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile."
- Homer




"He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long."(Wer nicht liebt Wein, Weib und Gesang / Der bleibt ein Narr sein Lebelang,) 
 --Martin Luther, 1777





“Go,eat your food with gladness,and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favours what you do.”
-Ecclesiastes 9:7



"I think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury. On the contrary, it is a tax on the health of our citizens."Thomas Jefferson


"Come quickly! I am tasting stars!"
- Dom Perignon (1638-1714) at his 
first sip of champagne


"The Spirit of Wine
Sang in my glass, and I listened
With love to his odorous music,
His flushed and magnificent song."
- William Ernest Henly



"Wine is sunlight, held together by water."
- Galileo Galilei



“In vino veritas.” (In wine there is truth.)
– Pliny, the Elder, 23-79 A.D.




“I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food.”
- W. C. Fields



” Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast


“Wine is bottled poetry.”
Robert Louis Stevenson



"Drink to me only with thine eyes, 
And I will pledge with mine; 
Or leave a kiss but in the cup, 
And I'll not look for wine."
- Ben Jonson (1573–1637) To Celia




Con pan y vino se anda el camino
(With bread and wine you can walk your road)

- Spanish Proverb




Wine is constant proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy. - Benjamin Franklin