Famous Wine Quotes


Enjoy these quotes that we have found during our journey of wine exploration!  (updated regularly)

“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, Death in the Afternoon

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

“… wine is bottled poetry.” ~  Robert Louis Stevenson

“My only regret, is that I have not drunk more champagne in my life.” ~ John Maynard Keynes

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

“What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?” ~ W. C. Fields

“Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.” ~ Ben Franklin

“I’ve heard men are like fine wine.  They start out as grapes, and it’s up to women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.” ~ Jill Shalvis, Get a Clue

“You can judge a wine with one sip, but it is better to be sure.” ~ Anonymous

“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” ~ Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“… good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people.” ~ William Shakespeare, Henry VIII

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” ~ Galileo Galilei

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

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

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

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

“There are no standards of taste in wine, cigars, prose, etc. Each man’s own taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard.”  ~Mark Twain, 1895

“Great wine require a mad man to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it, and a lover to drink it. ~ Salvador Dali

“Wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance. ~ Homer, The Odyssey

“I have lived temperately-I have doubled the doctor’s recommendation of a glass and a half off wine a day and even treble it with a friend.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States



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