110+ Best Wine Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Wine is an alcoholic drink that is usually made from grapes, but can also be made from other fruits or flowers. It is made by fermenting the fruit with water and sugar. Inspirational wine quotes will fire up your brain and inspire you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Wine Quotes

Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy. Alexander Fleming

One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters. But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk. Charles Baudelaire

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

Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle. Paulo Coelho

Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.

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

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

Either give me more wine or leave me alone. Rumi

Beer is made by men, wine by God! Martin Luther

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. W.C. Fields

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

As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans. Ernest Hemingway

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

There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

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

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. Francis Bacon

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

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

I am not sure I trust you. You can trust me with your life, My King. But not with my wine, obviously. Give it back. Megan Whalen Turner

Wine is life. Petronius

Beer is made by men, wine by God. Martin Luther

He who aspires to be a serious wine drinker must drink claret. Samuel Johnson

Age appears best in four things old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read. Francis Bacon

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

If reassurances could dull pain, nobody would ever go to the trouble of pressing grapes. Scott Lynch

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

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages. Louis Pasteur

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

We all need something to help us unwind at the end of the day. You might have a glass of wine, or a joint, or a big delicious blob of heroin to silence your silly brainbox of its witterings but there has to be some form of punctuation, or life just seems utterly relentless. Russell Brand

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

I should say upfront that I have never been in a cellar in my life. In fact, I can see no reason why anyone should ever go into a cellar unless there is wine involved. Rachel Hawkins

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

Most bad, the host concluded. If you ask me, something sinister lurks in men who avoid wine, games, the company of lovely women, and dinnertime conversation. Such people are either gravely ill or secretly detest everyone around them. Mikhail Bulgakov

I love everything that’s old old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. Oliver Goldsmith

I like my coffee black, my beer from Germany, wine from Burgundy, the darker, the better. I like my heroes complicated and brooding, James Dean in oiled leather, leaning on a motorcycle. You know the color. Barbara Crooker

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

High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water; but everybody likes water. Mark Twain

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

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

Making wine is like having children; you love them all, but boy, are they different. Bunny Finkelstein

One drop of wine is enough to redden a whole glass of water. Victor Hugo

Wine the intellectual part of the meal. Alexandre Dumas

Wine can be a better teacher than ink, and banter is often better than books. Stephen Fry

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

My objection to war was not that I had to kill somebody or be killed senselessly, that hardly mattered. What I objected to was to be denied the right to sit in a small room and starve and drink cheap wine and go crazy in my own way and at my own leisure. Charles Bukowski

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

In wine, there’s truth. Pliny the Elder

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

But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword. As a mortal, I was never a great fighter or athlete or poet. I only made wine. The people in my village laughed at me. They said I would never amount to anything. Look at me now. Sometimes small things can become very large indeed. Rick Riordan

When it comes to wine, I tell people to throw away the vintage charts and invest in a corkscrew. The best way to learn about wine is the drinking. Alexis Lichine

What wine goes with Captain Crunch? George Carlin

If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul. Clifton Fadiman

Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather stains of cares. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

It takes a lot of beer to make good wine. Lou Preston

There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don’t think all ecstasies are the same! Jalaluddin Rumi

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

This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts. Samuel Johnson

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

Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered sealed away for opening on a January day with snow falling fast and the sun unseen for weeks. Ray Bradbury

Wine is at the head of all medicines; where wine is lacking, drugs are necessary. Babylonian Talmud

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

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.

If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us out of the imminent night. D. H. Lawrence

In the order named, these are the hardest to control Wine, Women, and Song. Franklin P. Adams

Wine is like the incarnation it is both divine and human. Paul Tillich

The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learnt to cultivate the olive and the vine. Thucydides

It discovering Finnish was like discovering a wine cellar filled with bottles of amazing wine of a kind and flavour never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me. J.R.R. Tolkien

I made a mental note to watch which bottle became empty soonest, sometimes a more telling evaluation system than any other. Gerald Asher

It’s not sipping wine. It’s a mourning wine. You drain it. Like this. Neil Gaiman

Great news! she said after speaking to our doctor. I have it on the highest medical authority that you will still be alive in 10 years! You know what this means? she asked. Of course I know what it means, I replied. It means we don’t have to drink up all our 1985 and 1986 Château Latour at supper tonight for fear I might die with several outrageously priced wines undrunk. For the first time in years, we can go to bed sober. Russell Baker

If Bacchus ever had a color he could claim for his own, it should surely be the shade of tannin on drunken lips, of John Keat’s purple stained mouth, or perhaps even of Homer’s dangerously wine dark sea. Victoria Finlay

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.

She lived frugally, but her meals were the only things on which she deliberately spent her money. She never compromised on the quality of her groceries, and drank only good quality wines. Haruki Murakami

Filmmaker and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola says, The two professions are almost the same. Each depends on source material and takes a lot of time to perfect. The big difference is that today’s winemakers still worry about quality. Abbe de Challieu

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

When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. Aristophanes

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

She gets to keep the chalet and the Rolls, I want the Montrachet.

Religion is a non alcoholic man’s alcohol. Alcohol is a non religious man’s religion. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

One should write not unskillfully in the running hand, be able to sing in a pleasing voice, and keep good time to music; and, lastly, a man should not refuse a little wine when it is pressed upon him. Yoshida Kenko

The worst gift I was given is when I got out of rehab that Christmas; a bottle of wine. It was delicious. Craig Ferguson

Before I was born my mother was in great agony of spirit and in a tragic situation. She could take no food except iced oysters and champagne. If people ask me when I began to dance, I reply ‘In my mother’s womb, probably as a result of the oysters and Champagne. Isadora Duncan

At times we ought to drink even to intoxication, not so as to drown, but merely to dip ourselves in wine, for wine washes away troubles and dislodges them from the depths of the mind and acts as a remedy to sorrow as it does to some diseases. The inventor of wine is called Liber, not from the license which he gives to our tongues but because he liberates the mind from the bondage of cares and emancipates it, animates it and renders it more daring in all that it attempts. Seneca

Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others. Samuel Johnson

Regard yourself as a small corporation of one. Take yourself off on team building exercises long walks. Hold a Christmas party every year at which you stand in the corner of your writing room, shouting very loudly to yourself while drinking a bottle of white wine. Then masturbate under the desk. The following day you will feel a deep and cohering sense of embarrassment. Will Self

We may lay in a stock of pleasures as we would lay in a stock of wine, but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age. Charles Caleb Colton

The first kiss and the first glass of wine are the best. Marty Rubin

Presenting the cork is wine nonsense, a ritual invented by captains and sommeliers. The wine snob doesn’t resent ritual. There is infinite ritual in the etiquette of serving wine. But most of it at least hints at style or purpose. Placing an unsightly cork on the tablecloth hints at absurdity. Leonard S. Bernstein

There are hours for rest, and hours for wakefulness; nights for sobriety and nights for drunkenness if only so that possession of the former allows us to discern the latter when we have it; for sad as it is, no human body can be happily drunk all the time. Roman Payne

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

Life’s too short to drink cheap wine. Cliff Hakim

A restaurant wine list is praised and given awards for reasons that have little to do with its real purpose, as if it existed only to be admired passively, like a stamp collection. A wine list is good only when it functions well in tandem with a menu. Gerald Asher

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

Writing in my sixty fourth year, I can truthfully say that since I reached the age of discretion I have consistently drunk more than most people would say is good for me. Nor did I regret it. Wine has been for me a firm friend and a wise counselor. Often wine has shown me matters in their true perspective, and has, as though by the touch of a magic wand, reduced great disasters to small inconveniences. Wine has lit up for me the pages of literature and revealed in life romance lurking in the commonplace. Wine has made me bold but not foolish; has induced me to say silly things but not to do them. Duff Cooper

He knew that Hop Frog was not fond of wine; for it excited the poor cripple almost to madness; and madness is no comfortable feeling. Edgar Allan Poe

A man will be eloquent if you give him good wine. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If your arteries are good, eat more ice cream. If they are bad, drink more red wine. Proceed thusly. Sandra Byrd

Wine experts can’t resist making predictions. In 1990, wine lover Richard Nixon prophesied that the Chinese would someday match the French in the quality of their wines; this despite a Chinese carte des vins that featured sweet red wine and a grape called Cow’s Nipple. In the mid 1980s, a well known New York wine merchant asserted that an $8 Cabernet from Chile was as good as Lafite, and auction prices would eventually reflect this little known fact. Wine coolers too, as I recall, were expected to expose a vast new market to the pleasures of wine drinking. The coolers bombed, a nice bottle of Lafite will set you back $250 or more, and Chilean cabernet is still mostly eight bucks. Stephen Tanzer

I adore cock and champagne together. My favourite food group. D.J. Manly

Making good wine is a skill; making fine wine is an art. Robert Mondavi

You are trying to lure us into revealing information you’re not entitled to? With chocolate and wine? Are you amateurs? Moira J. Moore

I was in love with a beautiful blonde once. She drove me to drink; that’s the one thing I’m indebted to her for. W. C. Fields

The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams. Thomas Love Peacock

There is nothing like wine for conjuring up feelings of contentment and goodwill. It is less of a drink than an experience, an evocation, a spirit. It produces sensations that defy description. Thomas Conklin

I wouldn’t have minded school if they taught you important things like how to have good sex and what brand of wine is the best. But for some reason they were hell bent on teaching me algebra. Ben Mitchell