“… good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people.” — William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
“Good wine is a necessity of life for me.” — Thomas Jefferson.
“In vino veritas.” — a proverb (Latin for “In wine, truth”) quoted by Alcibiades in Plato’s Symposium.
“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.” — Thomas Aquinas.
Wine, madam, is God’s next best gift to man. — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary.
“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
“Once… in the wilds of Afghanistan, I lost my corkscrew, and we were forced to live on nothing but food and water for days.” — W. C. Fields, My Little Chickadee.
“There is no back label with a story on a beer can.” — Ely Callaway, Founder of Callaway winery
“I made wine out of raisins so I wouldn’t have to wait for it to age.” — Stephen Wright
“Wine is the most healthful and most hygenic of beverages” — Louis Pasteur
“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” — Anthelme Brillat Savarin
“Both to the rich and poor, wine is the happy antidote for sorrow.” — Euripides
“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 saying
“A waltz and a glass of wine invite an encore.” — Johann Strauss
“Good wine is a good familiar creature if it well used.” — William Shakespeare
“Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” — Benjamin Franklin
“Wine cheereth God and man.” — Judges 9:13
“Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach.” — Spanish saying
“No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God.” — Plato
“God made only water, but man made wine.” — Victor Hugo
“Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.” — Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
“Wine is bottled poetry.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
“The wines that one best remembers are not necessarily the finest that one has ever tasted, and the highest quality may fail to delight so much as some far more humble beverage drunk in more favorable surroundings.” — H. Warner Allen, from the wine list of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, LA, courtesy of John McDonald, Dallas, TX
“My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ’53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs!” — Sean Connery as James Bond, in Goldfinger (1964)
“Sparkling Muscatel. One of the finest wines of Idaho.” — Waiter (Steve Martin), in The Muppet Movie (1979)
“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, in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
“What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?” — Larson E. Whipsnade (W. C. Fields), in You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man (1939)