Wine Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old wine quotes, wine sayings, and wine proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.     

Benjamin Franklin

Wine is bottled poetry.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Beer is made by men, wine by God.     

Martin Luther

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.     

Louis Pasteur

I like on the table, when we're speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine.     

Pablo Neruda

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

In wine, there's truth.     

Pliny the Elder

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


[I]t 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 dancing... it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told.     


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

Samuel Johnson

Wine makes all things possible.     

George R.R. Martin

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

Andre Simon

Wine is like the incarnation--it is both divine and human     

Paul Tillich

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

Clifton Fadiman

White wine is like electricity. Red wine looks and tastes like a liquified beefsteak.     

James Joyce

Great wine works wonders and is itself one     

Edward Steinberg

WINE! Because these problems aren't going to forget themselves!     

Comic Strip Mama

A German wine label is one of the things life's too short for.     

Kingsley Amis

O, wine!, the truth-serum so potent that all those who wish to live happy lives should abstain from drinking it entirely!... except of course when they are alone.     

Roman Payne

Wine is just a conversation waiting to happen.     

Jessica Altieri

Wine is one of the most complex of all beverages: the fruit of a soil, climate, and vintage, digested by a fungus through a process guided by the culture, vision, and skill of an individual man or woman.     

Neel Burton

Wine is a gateway drug to environmentalism.     

Katherine Cole

It is not the wine that makes us drunk, but the one who brings it and fills the glass.     

M.F. Moonzajer

Life is too short to drink bad wine     


Either give me more wine or leave me alone.     


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

If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us out of the imminent night     

D.H. Lawrence

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

Samuel Johnson

To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.     

Clifton Fadiman

From wine what sudden friendship springs!     

John Gay