Wine Quotes: Funny, Philosophical and Philandering

Round #3 of those wine-soaked sips of wisdom … you’ll find round 1 and round 2 here if you’re thirsting for more. As you can see above, well-dressed, attractive people in a bar somewhere are enjoying them.


In beer there’s strength;
In wine there’s wisdom;
In water there’s bacteria.

You haven’t drunk too much wine if you can still lie on the floor without holding on.
~ Dean Martin

Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin.
~ Napoleon

Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of Champagne.
~ Paul Claudel

Champagne has the taste of an apple peeled with a steel knife.
~ Aldous Huxley

I made wine out of raisins so I wouldn’t have to wait for it to age.
~ Steven Wright

No nation is drunken where wine is cheap, and none sober where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.
~ Thomas Jefferson

Consuming wine in moderation daily will help people to die young as late as possible.
~ Dr Philip Norrie

If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul.
~ Clifton Fadiman

The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.
~ Benjamin Franklin

So life’s year begins and closes;
Days though shortening still can shine;
What though youth gave love and roses;
Age still leaves us friends and wine.
~ Thomas Moore

It takes a lot of beer to make good wine.
~ winemakers everywhere

We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana as of a miracle.  But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes.  Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes, to be changed into wine;  a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of care.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

When asked whether he ever confused a Bordeaux with a Burgundy in a blind tasting, British wine critic Harry Waugh replied: “Not since lunch.”

Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life.
~ Charles Dickens

Bessie Braddock, a high-profile British socialist was seated next to Winston Churchill at a dinner party. He had had quite a bit to drink. She observed, “Winston, you are drunk!” He replied, “Madame, I may be drunk, but you are ugly, and tomorrow I will be sober.”

This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don’t want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.”
~ Count Mippipopolous in The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Between May 25, 1985 and May 4, 1988, the French writer Jean-Paul Kauffmann was held chained and often blindfolded in a Beirut basement [by a] Shiite Muslim fundamentalist group. A lover of Bordeaux, Mr. Kauffmann recited daily the list of the 61 greatest chateaux drawn up in 1855. He strove to conjure up the aroma of a Chateau Margaux or a Leoville-Poyferre. Occasionally a small miracle would occur, and the scent of black currants and plum would permeate the dusty heat of Lebanon.
~ Roger Cohen, “Ways of Doing Time,” New York Times, May 4, 1997

Compromises are for relationships, not wine

~ Sir Robert Caywood

Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!
~ Sir Winston Churchill



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