Thursday, March 14, 2013

QUOTES ABOUT WINE - with pictures







Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance. -Benjamin Franklin


A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow. -Kathy Mattea



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







Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know. -John Keats



I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food. -W. C. Fields



Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. -Pope John XXIII






Artists and poets still find life’s meaning in a glass of wine. -Joy Sterling


Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages. -Louis Pasteur



I think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury. On the contrary, it is a tax on the health of our citizens. -Thomas Jefferson







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


I like on the table, / when we’re speaking, / the light of a bottle / of intelligent wine. -Pablo Neruda



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. -Robert Mondavi







Like human beings, a wine’s taste is going to depend a great deal on its origins and its upbringing. -Linda Johnson-Bell



Compromises are for relationships, not wine. -Sir Robert Scott Caywood



Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil. -Lord Byron







Either give me more wine or leave me alone. -Rumi



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



Beer is made by men, wine by God ! -Martin Luther







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



Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy. -Alexander Fleming



If your heart is warm with happiness, you'll need a glass - if sorrow chills your heart, have two !- Hannu







The fine wine leaves you with something pleasant; the ordinary wine just leaves.- Maynard Andrew Amerine

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



A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her. - W. C. Fields







Wine gives great pleasure, and every pleasure is of itself a good. - William Makepeace Thackeray


Fan the flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship, and pass the rosy wine. - Charles Dickens



Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living.- Napoleon






If a man rejoice not in his drinking, he is mad; for in drinking it's possible ... to fondle breasts, and to caress well tended locks, and there is dancing withal, and oblivion of woe. - Euripides

Wine is older than history. Humans didn't invent wine. We discovered it. - Philip Seldon



Thou wine art the friend of the friendless, though a foe to all. - Herman Melville







Who his cups can stoutly bear,
In his cups despiseth fear,
In his cups can nimbly dance,
Him Lyæus will advance:
Nectar of us mortals wine,
The glad offspring of the vine,
Screen'd with leaves, preserv'd within
The plump grape's transparent skin,
In the body all diseases,
In the soul all grief appeases.

Anacreon -” Wine the Healer ”







Wine is life, death, and love. - Tom Elkjer

Wine is bottled poetry. - Robert Louis Stevenson


When a man drinks wine at dinner, he begins to be better pleased with himself - Plato






"In vino veritas [In wine is truth]." - Proverb quoted by Plato, also attributed to Pliny the Elder


Wine makes a symphony of a good meal. - Fernande Garvin


Wine is sunlight, held together by water. - Galileo Galilei







In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary. - Ernest Hemingway



I drink champagne when I win, to celebrate ... and I drink champagne when I lose to console myself.  - Napoleon



May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. - Old English Toast








What is better than to sit at the table at the end of the day and drink wine with friends, or substitutes for friends ? - James Joyce


Wine was created with man in mind, for his pleasure and relaxation, a balm to his good health - Andrew Sharp


If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good ? - Cardinal Richelieu






In water one sees one's face;
But in wine one beholds the heart of another

French proverb



Drink is the feast of reason and the flow of soul - Alexander Pope


Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe






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 food is the body of good living, wine is its soul - Clifton Fadimar


Wine gives a man nothing; it only puts in motion what is already there - Samuel Johnson


There are many ways to the recognition of truth, and Burgundy is one of them. - Isak Dinesen



Wine is made to be drunk as women are made to be loved; profit by the freshness of youth or the splendor of maturity; do not await decrepitude. - Theophile Malvezin










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