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Wine fills the heart with courage.
Wine Sayings and Quotes About Wine
When the wine goes in, strange things come out.
~Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
|This is one of the disadvantages of wine: it makes a man mistake words for thought.
~Samuel JohnsonWine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile.
Wine is at the head of all medicines; where wine is lacking, drugs are necessary.
A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow.
A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.
Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.
I have lived temperately….I double the doctor’s recommendation of a glass and a half wine each day and even treble it with a friend.
~ Thomas Jefferson
If your heart is warm with happiness, you’ll need a glass – if sorrow chills your heart, have two!
~ Hannu Lehmusvuori
Reality is an illusion that occurs due to a lack of wine.
I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.
~ W.C. Fields
Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.
~ Louis Pasteur
Drink is the feast of reason and the flow of soul.
~ Alexander Pope
A waltz and a glass of wine invite an encore.
~ Johann Strauss
When you ask one friend to dine,
Give him your best wine!
When you ask two,
The second best will do!”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?
~ Cardinal Richeleu
Like human beings, a wine’s taste is going to depend a great deal on its origins and its upbringing.
~ Linda Johnson-Bell
Artists and poets still find life’s meaning in a glass of wine.
~ Joy Sterling
You haven’t drunk too much wine if you can still lie on the floor without holding on.
Wine gives a man nothing… it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost.
Wine is sunlight, held together by water.
If you wish to keep your affairs secret, drink no wine.
Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.
For when the wine is in, the wit is out.
The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.
He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.
~Johann Heinrich Voss
Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I’ll not look for wine.
The great evil of wine is that it first seizes the feet, it is a crafty wrestler.
I’m Aging like Fine Wine … I’m getting Complex and Fruity!
Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.
With wine in hand, one reaches the happy state – where men are wise, women beautiful; and even one’s children begin to look promising.
The air is like a draught of wine.
The undertaker cleans his sign,
The Hull express goes off the line,
When it’s raspberry time in Runcorn.
Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used.
Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.
There are two reasons for drinking wine…when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it… prevention is better than cure.
~Thomas Love Peacock
The First Duty of wine is to be Red…the second is to be a Burgundy.
Never understood a single word he said but I helped him drink his wine…and he always had some mighty fine wine.
~3 Dog Night
From wine what sudden friendship arrises.
Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.
I made wine out of raisins so I wouldn’t have to wait for it to age.
I have enjoyed great health at a great age because everyday since I can remember I have consumed a bottle of wine except when I have not felt well. Then I have consumed two bottles.
~A Bishop of Seville Baron
To happy convents, bosomed deep in vines,
Where slumber abbots, purple as their wines.
To take wine into your mouth is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.
There’s nothing serious in mortality.
All is but toys; renown and grace is dead,
The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees
Is left this vault to brag of.
Wine …moderately drunken
It doth quicken a man’s wits,
It doth comfort the heart.
|Wine has been a part of civilized life for some seven thousand years. It is the only beverage that feeds the body, soul and spirit of man and at the same time stimulates the mind.
~Robert MondaviAnd they drank the red wine through the helmet barr’d.
~Sir Walter Scott
By comparing what we know today with what the ancients appear to have known we can guess at the kinds of wine they drank.
What though youth gave love and roses, age still leaves us friends and wine.
Age appears to be best in four things – old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Drink to me only with thine eyes and I will pledge with mine; or leave a kiss but in the cup, and I’ll not look for wine.
Go, little book, and wish to all
Flowers in the garden, meat in the hall,
A bin of wine, a spice of wit,
A house with lawns enclosing it,
A living river by the door,
A nightingale in the sycamore!
~Robert Louis Stevenson
A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.
~ Clifton Fadiman
Compromises are for relationships, not wine.
~Sir Robert Scott Caywood
I drank at every vine, the last was like the first. I came upon no wine so wonderful as thirst.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
Give me a bowl of wine,
In this I bury all unkindness.
Wine is a food.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
One not only drinks the wine, one smells it, observes it, tastes it, sips it and–one talks about it.
~King Edward VII
When a man drinks wine at dinner, he begins to be better pleased with himself.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of good wine.
~St. Thomas Aquinas
Wine in itself is an excellent thing.
~Pope Pius XII Airen
Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.
Wine, like women, get better with age.
It takes a lot of beer to make good wine.
Wine is bottled poetry.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
Old wine and old friends are enough provision.
Good wine carrieth a man to heaven.
Cultural Wine Sayings and Wine Proverbs
Wine is well Known around the world. Below are some cultural wine sayings and wine proverbs from a number of different cultures.
French Wine Sayings
Wine will not keep in a foul vessel.
Since the wine is drawn it must be drunk.
Eat bread at pleasure, drink wine by measure.
The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations.
Good wine needs no sign.
Good wine makes the horse go.
In water one sees one’s own face, but in wine one beholds the heart of another.
The best wine has its lees.
Where the hostess is handsome the wine is good.
German Sayings About Wine
Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
Wine and women make fools of everybody.
Wine and women make the prince a pauper.
There are more old wine drinkers than old doctors.
Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved.
In the mirror we see our form, in wine the heart.
If the landlady is fair, the wine is fair.
Good wine ruins the purse, and makes the stomach bad.
Good wine sells itself.
Good wine is milk for the aged.
Where the best grapes grow, the worst wine is drunk
Italian Wine Proverbs and Wine Sayings
|One barrel of wine can work more miracles than a church full of saints.
Good wine makes good blood.
Sometimes the lees are better than the wine.
Drink wine and let water go to the mill.
A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.
He who likes drinking is always talking of wine.
When wine enters, modesty departs.
When wine sinks, words swim.
Spanish Wine Sayings
Wine tastes best when shared with a friend.
Wine wears no mask.
Wine held in a jar is yours, but wine held in the stomach is its own.
Wine brings forth the truth.
Good wine gladdens the eye, cleans the teeth, and heals the stomach.
If the sea were wine, everyone would be a sailor.
Drink wine upon figs.
With wine and hope, anything is possible.
Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach.
He who works, drinks water; he who works not, drinks wine.
Water for fish, wine for men.
Water for oxen, wine for kings.
Chinese Wine Sayings and Quotes about wine
Without wine, without guests.
Wine reveals the words of one’s inner mind.
Wine can throw man’s nature into disorder.
Drunkenness is not the wine’s fault, but the man’s.
Medicine can cure a false disease; wine cannot dispel real sorrow.
Not wine – men intoxicate themselves; not vice – men entice themselves.
A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of mind.
Roman Wine Sayings and Proverbs
Wine in the bottle does not quench thirst.
Wine is a cunning wrestler: it trips up the feet.
Wine is first a friend, then an enemy.
Wine is given to bring mirth not drunkenness.
Wine is one thing, drunkenness another.
Wine is the mirror of the mind.
Wine mars beauty and destroys the freshness of youth.
Wine opens the seals of the heart.
Wine carries no rudder.
Wine diffuses the bite of cares.
Wine gladdens the heart of man.
In wine there is truth.
It has passed into a proverb, that wisdom is overshadowed by wine.
Prudent men abstain from wine.
Good wine makes men’s hearts rejoice.
Above all, avoid quarrels excited by wine.
Other Cultural Wine Sayings and Wine Proverbs
Drink a glass of wine after your soup, and you steal a ruble from the doctor.
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 Proverb
Drink a glass of wine after your soup and you steal a ruble from your doctor.
A cup of wine is medicine, a gallon of wine is ruin.
Fire tests metal, wine tests men.
First man drinks wine, then wine drinks wine, then wine drinks man.
From the sweetest wine, the sharpest vinegar.
Good wine praises itself.
Half a cup of wine brings tears, a full cup laughter.
Truth and folly dwell in the wine-cask.
What I have in my heart is brought out by the wine.
When the wine is in the man, the wit is in the can.
When wine flows in, the wits flow out.
Wine begins with a ceremony and ends in a riot.
Wine in, secret out.
Wine is the key of all evil.
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