Wine Quotes

We know that wine (especially Maryland wine) is wonderful. Here's what some other, less biased, people have to say about the pleasure of fine wine.

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

Quickly bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may whet my mind and say something clever.
- Euripedes

A waltz and a glass of wine invite an encore.
- Johann Strauss

Wine is only sweet to happy men.

Drink no longer water but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
- St. Paul, 1 Timothy 5:23

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.
- Medieval German saying

Good wine is a good familiar creature if it well used.
- 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 is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.
- Louis Pasteur

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