Favorite Wine Quotes

“In the small cask there is good wine.”
— Tuscan Proverb

 

“Wine is sunlight in a glass.”
— Galileo

 

“Good wine is a necessity of life for me.”
— Thomas Jefferson

 

“Grape minds think alike.”
— Minnesota wine website

 

“Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
— Benjamin Franklin

 

“Both to the rich and poor, wine is the happy antidote for sorrow.”
— Euripides

 

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

 

“What though youth gave us love and roses, age still leaves us friends and wine.”
— Thomas Moore

 

“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.”
— Anthelme Brillat Savarin

 

“No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God.”
— Plato

 

“Wine is a civilizing agent.”
— Clifton Fadiman

 

“A waltz and a glass of wine invite an encore.”
— Johann Strauss

 

“Wine is bottled poetry.”
— Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“Eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart.”
— Ecclesiastes 9:7

 

“Come quickly, I’m drinking stars.”
— Dom Perignon

 

“Drink no longer water but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake.”
— St. Paul, 1 Timothy 5:23

 

“There are more old wine drinkers than old doctors.”
— German proverb

 

“Good wine is a good familiar creature if it well used.”
— William Shakespeare

 

“What is better than to sit at the end of a day and drink wine with friends, or substitute for friends.”
— James Joyce

 

“Wine from long habit has become an indispensable for my health.”
— Thomas Jefferson

 

“I drank Madeira at a great rate and found no inconvenience in it.”
— John Adams

 

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

 

“God sent the grapes to cheer both great and small; little fools will drink too much, and great fools none at all.”
— Anonymous

 

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

 

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

 

“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.”
–Translated from a Latin saying

 

“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.”
— Anthelme Brillat Savarin

 

“No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God.”
— Plato

 

“We could in the United States make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good.”
–Thomas Jefferson

 

“By making this wine vine known to the public, I have rendered my country as great a service as if I had enabled it to pay back the national debt.”
— Thomas Jefferson

 

“In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. 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 jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou.”
–Omar Khayyam

 

“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

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