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87 Quotes about Wine to Inspire and Make You Thirsty

Wine provides your body with the antioxidants it needs to fight off free radicals that cause premature aging. Therefore, you can promote your longevity by drinking a glass of wine every day. But what happens when you don’t feel like drinking wine? If you are currently facing this predicament, this article offers you 87 exciting quotes about wine to inspire and make you thirsty.

87 Quotes about Wine to Inspire and Make You Thirsty


Classy Quotes about Wine

1. “Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” – Michael Broadbent
2. “Men are like wine—some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” – Pope John XXIII
3. “If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us out of the imminent night.” – D. H. Lawrence
4. “The best way to learn about wine is by drinking.” – Alexis Lichine
5. “Life is too short to drink bad wine.” – Anonymous
6. “Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.” – Anonymous
7. “With wine and hope, anything is possible.” – Spanish proverb
8. “In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat you need it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
9. “Home is where the wine is.” – Anonymous
10. “Age and glasses of wine should never be counted.” – Italian proverb
11. “You only live once—so drink great wine.” – Anonymous
12. “Wine and friends are a great blend.” – Ernest Hemingway
13. “A good day starts with good coffee and ends with good wine.” – Anonymous
14. “How much more of the mosque, of prayer and fasting? Better go drunk and begging round the taverns. Khayyam, drink wine, for soon this clay of yours. Will make a cup, bowl, one day a jar.” – Omar Khayyám

Funny Quotes about Wine

15. “My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink more wine.” – Ernest Hemingway
16. “Ask not what wine has done for you, but rather what you’re willing to do for wine.” – Anonymous
17. “Aw I don’t wanta go to no such thing, I just wanta drink in alleys.’…But you’ll miss all that, just for some old wine.’ There’s wisdom in wine, goddam it!’ I yelled. ‘Have a shot!” – Jack Kerouac
18. “I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” – W.C. Fields
19. “Champagne is appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.” – Madeline Puckette
20. “Either give me more wine or leave me alone.” – Rumi
21. “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” – Joan Collins
22. “Sir, I did not count your glasses of wine, why should you number up my cups of tea?” – Samuel Johnson
23. “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
24. “Wine is the answer. I just don’t remember the question.” – Anonymous
25. “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” – Frank Sinatra
26. “Wine flies when you’re having fun.” – Anonymous
27. “I only drink wine on days that end with a “y”.” – Anonymous
28. “Uh-oh, out of alcohol. Better call wine-one-one.” – Anonymous
29. “Wine can be a better teacher than ink, and banter is often better than books.” – Stephen Fry

Romantic Quotes about Wine

30. “Where there is no wine there is no love.” – Euripides
31. “And I get refill number three or four and the wine is making my bones lose and it’s giving my hair a red sheen and my breasts are blooming and my eyes feel sultry and wise and the dress is water.” – Aimee Bender
32. “Love, like wine, gets better with time.” – Anonymous
33. “A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
34. “Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, and makes weariness forget his toil.” – Lord Byron
35. “Wine enters through the mouth, Love, the eyes. I raise the glass to my mouth, I look at you, I sigh.” – William Butler Yeats
36. “I love everything old—old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.” – Anonymous
37. “Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” – Andre Simon
38. “Wine is bottled poetry.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
39. “A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic.” – Kathy Mattea
40. “Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” – Benjamin Franklin
41. “A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.” – Louis Pasteur
42. “We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.” – Eduardo Galeano
43. “A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.” – Clifton Fadiman

Witty Quotes about Wine

44. “I Googled my symptoms, and it turns out I need a bottle or three of wine.” – Casey Bryan
45. “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
46. “Beer is made by men, wine by God.” – Martin Luther
47. “In wine, there’s truth.” – Pliny the Elder
48. “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
49. “Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.” – Anonymous
50. “Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.” – Alexander Fleming
51. “This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.” – Samuel Johnson
52. “Wine, it’s in my veins and I can’t get it out.” – Burgess Meredith
53. “Husbands are like wine; they take a long time to mature.” – Letters to Juliet (2020)
54. “If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am not drinking any fucking Merlot.” – Sideways (2004)
55. “Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere.” – Jose Andres
56. “Spilling a glass of wine is the adult equivalent of letting go of a balloon.” – Anonymous
57. “I only drink Champagne on two occasions: when I’m in love and when I’m not.” – Coco Chanel
58. “Wine and friend are a great blend.” – Ernest Hemingway
59. “There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don’t think all ecstasies are the same!” – Jalaluddin Rumi
60. “So who is this “Moderation” that everyone tells me to drink with?” – Anonymous
61. “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in the water there are bacteria.” – Benjamin Franklin
62. “Wine and women make wise men dote and forsake God’s law and do wrong. However, the fault is not in the wine, and often not in the woman. The fault is in the one who misuses the wine or the woman or other of God’s creations.” – Anonymous
63. “I drink and I know things.” – Tyrion Lannister

General Quotes about Wine

64. “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
65. “Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough, A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse – and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness – And Wilderness is Paradise enow.” – Omar Khayyám
66. “Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather, and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” – John Keats
67. “It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … it’s summertime!” – Kenny Chesney
68. “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
69. “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
70. “I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine.” – William Shakespeare
71. “His lips drink water but his heart drinks wine” – E.E. Cummings
72. “I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.” – Oliver Goldsmith
73. “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
74. “I like my coffee black, my beer from Germany, wine from Burgundy, the darker, the better. I like my hero’s complicated and brooding, James Dean, in oiled leather, leaning on a motorcycle. You know the color. (“Ode to Chocolate”)” – Barbara Crooke
75. “Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or writing. The only worthwhile miracle in the New Testament—the transmutation of water into wine during the wedding at Cana—is a tribute to the persistence of Hellenism in an otherwise austere Judaea.” – Christopher Hitchens
76. “High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only water, but everybody likes water.” – Mark Twain
77. “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
78. “If reassurances could dull pain, nobody would ever go to the trouble of pressing grapes.” – Scott Lynch
79. “Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after.” – Lord Byron
80. “It is the wine that leads me on, the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool – it drives the man to dance… it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told.” – Homer
81. “Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.” – Louis Pasteur
82. “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
83. “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
84. “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
85. “I like on the table, when we’re speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine.” – Pablo Neruda
86. “One drop of wine is enough to redden a whole glass of water.” – Victor Hugo
87. “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

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