Quotes and Sayings about Wine



"Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Mind, Wine)

"You gotta have swine to show you where the truffles are."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Swine)

"Wine is a peep-hole on a man."
- Alcaeus
(Related: Man, Wine)

"I like to eat good food. I cook and collect wine. I like going for long walks when I can."
- Eric Allman
(Related: Food, Wine)

"Everything is just better in California - the wine, the food, fruits and vegetables, the comforts of living. Even the instrumentalists are generous and curious. Everything is wonderful."
- Beth Anderson
(Related: Food, Living, Wine)

"We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don't talk about football or anything like that."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Science, Fiction, Football, Talk, Wine, Writers)

"My memory of my mom is a wine glass in one hand and a cigarette in the other. She was a runway fashion model, and she was quite a glamorous woman."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Mom, Fashion, Memory, Wine, Woman)

"Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don't starve myself in an extremist way. You're not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I'd be devastated."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Work, Coffee, Want, Wine)

"Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Sleep, Sorrow, Wine)

"Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever."
- Aristophanes
(Related: May, Mind, Wine)

"Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."
- Athenaeus
(Related: Trust, Friends, Old, Wine, Wood)

"I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them."
- Clement Attlee
(Related: Being, Nations, Old, 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."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Age, Trust, Friends, Old, Wine, Wood)

"Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left: one for vodka, one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate."
- Gina Barreca
(Related: Women, Taste, Wine)

"The voice is an instrument that you really must take time to develop. It's like a good red wine Give it time."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Time, Voice, Wine)

"A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Wife, Wine)

"It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Poetry, Time, Virtue, Being, Wine)

"It is time to get drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time, get drunk; get drunk without stopping! On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Time, Poetry, Virtue, Wine)

"I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Wine)

"Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Life, God, Mirth, Wine)

"Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Music, Mankind, Wine)

"Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Food, Wine, Words)

"Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine."
- John Betjeman
(Related: Faces, Wine)

"Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts."
- John Stuart Blackie
(Related: Women, Gods, Tea, Water, Wine)

"Very good wine was bought at ten pounds per pipe, the contract price; but the superior quality was fifteen pounds; and some of this was not much inferior to the best London Madeira."
- William Bligh
(Related: Quality, London, Wine)

"For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Growth, Beer, Spirits, Wine)

"Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Friend, Wine)

"Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Wisdom, Mistake, May, Old)

"The Italians always made good wine, but you had the impression they were friendly guys in straw hats running family vineyards with slaves or something so that the vino was never more than ten bucks a bottle."
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: Family, Impression, Running, Wine)

"I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind."
- Emily Bronte
(Related: Dreams, Life, Ideas, Mind, Water, Wine)

"I'm disappointed that Senator DeWine once again chose to go along with his party leaders and their big corporate lobbyist supporters. Ohio deserves a Senator who will be more than a rubber stamp."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Corporate, Leaders, Party, Will)

"What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Dream, Taste, Wine)

"To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Money, Fatigue, Guests, Wine)

"Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself."
- Basil Bunting
(Related: Wine)

"I go to Saint Barth in the French West Indies for two weeks each year. That place is amazing. Amazing people, beautiful beaches, great wine, wonderful harbors... It's incredibly romantic."
- Brooke Burke
(Related: People, Romantic, Wine)

"Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Men, Beer, Countries, Opium, Pressure, Wine)

"Life is too short, and I'm Italian. I'd much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Life, Wine)

"Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping. A man should lay down letters as he does a cellar of wine."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Letters, Man, Sound, Wine)

"For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Truth, Swine)

"You have a wine tasting of different years, and we're sort of doing that with our music, giving them a taste of what Journey used to be like."
- Jonathan Cain
(Related: Music, Giving, Journey, Taste, Wine, Years)

"My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?"
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Father, Wife, Successful, Being, Law, Now, Practice, Questions, School, Wine)

"Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Gods, Ritual, Will, Wine)

"I would say 95% of the time, because you just can't remember your lines if you're drinking alcohol. I would say about 95% of the time it was grape juice or this fake wine, which was horrible."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Time, Alcohol, Drinking, Wine)

"I came from dinner, went downtown with my friends, the elevator was down, I ran down the hall toward my room at 10 at night, having had two glasses of wine."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Friends, Night, Wine)

"Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it."
- John Cleese
(Related: People, Snobbery, Wine)

"Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all."
- John Cleese
(Related: Experts)

"There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Freedom, Poison, Solitude, Wine)

"Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Age, Wine)

"Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Power, Man, Will, Wine)

"It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Strength, Wine)

"I was so delirious that I drank a glass of water, thought it wine and got glorious drunk."
- Will M. Cook
(Related: Thought, Water, Wine)

"Sometimes it would be nice to just have some red wine with dinner, but it's not worth the risk. I have a great life, a great situation. Why would I want to risk self-destructive behaviour?"
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Life, Risk, Self, Want, Wine, Worth)

"This is a time for a national conversation. A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people. That document, of course, is the Constitution."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: Time, People, Constitution, Conversation, Nation)

"It is my mission to ensure that HIV-positive children and children with AIDS are no longer overlooked and that they begin receiving the treatment and care they deserve."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: Care, Children, Mission, Treatment)

"Since its inception, our Nation has stood on the foundations of compassion and justice."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: Compassion, Justice, Nation)

"The entertainment industry is encouraging young people to defy and deceive their parents."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: People, Encouraging, Entertainment, Parents)

"Judges need to restrict themselves to the proper resolution of the case before them. They need to avoid the temptation to set broad policy."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: Policy, Judges, Resolution, Temptation)

"In his brief 21 years on this earth, Michael Smith Jr. touched countless lives."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: Earth, Years)

"One of the most important things that I have learned in my 57 years is that life is all about choices. On every journey you take, you face choices. At every fork in the road, you make a choice. And it is those decisions that shape our lives."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: Life, Choice, Choices, Decisions, Journey, Road, Years)

"Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Friendship, Wine)

"Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: Age, Life, Business, Love, People, Individuality, Wine)

"What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others."
- Diogenes
(Related: Wine)

"There are many great wine producers from all over the world making fantastic wines. Italian wines especially are making an enormous comeback after sometimes being labeled as inexpensive jug wines."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Being, Wine, World)

"They are not long, the days of wine and roses."
- Ernest Dowson
(Related: Roses, Wine)

"And we used to do a lot of drugs and get very drunk on very cheap wine."
- Santiago Durango
(Related: Drugs, Wine)

"Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Seduction, Wine)

"Truth comes out in wine."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Truth, Wine)

"Liverpool without European football is like a banquet without wine."
- Roy Evans
(Related: Football, Wine)

"To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history."
- Clifton Paul Fadiman
(Related: History, Wine)

"A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover."
- Clifton Paul Fadiman
(Related: Wine)

"Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Friend, Enemy, First, Wine)

"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Food, Wine)

"I took up French boys and wine and I studied psychology."
- Joely Fisher
(Related: Boys, Psychology, Wine)

"There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk."
- M. F. K. Fisher
(Related: Wine)

"Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures."
- M. F. K. Fisher
(Related: People, June, Moon, Wine)

"I can no more think of my own life without thinking of wine and wines and where they grew for me and why I drank them when I did and why I picked the grapes and where I opened the oldest procurable bottles, and all that, than I can remember living before I breathed."
- M. F. K. Fisher
(Related: Life, Living, Thinking, Wine)

"Is it honest for me to go and sit there on communion day and drink the wine and eat the bread while feeling it all to be mummery?"
- John Fiske
(Related: Day, Feeling, Wine)

"The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop, The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one."
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Related: Life, Wine)

"And much as Wine has played the Infidel, And robbed me of my Robe of Honor Well, I often wonder what the Vintners buy One half so precious as the stuff they sell."
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Related: Honor, Wine, Wonder)

"A book of verses underneath the bough, A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou."
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Related: Wine)

"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: God, Proof, Wine)

"My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine - everybody drinks water."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Books, Drinks, Water, Wine)

"Wine hath drowned more men than the sea."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Men, Sea, Wine)

"We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine."
- Eduardo Galeano
(Related: Kiss, First, Wine)

"I would just like to say that opera is no longer about fat people in breastplates shattering wine glasses."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: People, Opera, Wine)

"I'll tell you the truth: I had a double brandy before the game but, before, it used to be four bottles of whisky. Not any more. I was fine. I had a glass of wine after the game. But it was just a mouthful."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: Wine)

"I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time when music and politics were completely intertwined."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Music, Politics, Time)

"I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Love, Books, Friends, Manners, Old, Wine)

"I can remember soundtracks that you just can't separate from the film - It's just so intertwined, so important. Like the Hitchcock ones where they kind of inform each other and become this larger thing as a result."
- Jonny Greenwood
(Related: Film, Result)

"I think that at the supper I neither receive flesh nor blood, but bread and wine; which bread when it is broken, and the wine when it is drunken, put me in remembrance how that for my sins the body of Christ was broken, and his blood shed on the cross."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Blood, Body, Christ, Remembrance, Wine)

"And with the money from your corn, from your rents, and from the issues of pleas in your courts, and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants, and subtract your stock."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Money, Kitchen, Pleas, Wages)

"You know how you wake up in the morning and sometimes you look gorgeous and other times you look like you got hit by a mack truck? I realized that my mack truck is food. If I have no sugar, yeast or wine, I have no undereye bags and my skin is perfect."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Food, Skin, Wine)

"The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don't do it unless you're willing to give your whole life to it. Red wine and garlic also helps."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Life, Advice, Wine, Writers)

"I spent ninety percent of my money on wine, women and song and just wasted the other ten percent."
- Ronnie Hawkins
(Related: Money, Women, Song, Wine)

"Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Evening, Ignorance, Will, Wine)

"Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life."
- George Herbert
(Related: Life, Love, Friendship, Taste, Wine)

"The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Idea, Mediocrity, Water, Wine)

"There's something about having a great bottle of wine and a great cigar. Nothing compares to it."
- D. L. Hughley
(Related: Nothing, Wine)

"I put everything I can into the mulberry of my mind and hope that it is going to ferment and make a decent wine. How that process happens, I'm sorry to tell you I can't describe."
- John Hurt
(Related: Hope, Mind, Mulberry, Wine)

"Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Beauty, Wine)

"Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Humor, Companionship, Jokes, Laughter, Meeting, Oil, Wine)

"Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass."
- Douglas William Jerrold
(Related: Marriage, Wine)

"If I go out to dinner with you and you order wine, I leave. I won't be around drugs and alcohol at all."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs, Order, Wine)

"Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Age, Men, Wine)

"One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Mistake, Thoughts, Man, Wine, Words)

"Wine gives a man nothing... it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Man, Nothing, Wine)

"Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Man, Wine)

"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."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Kiss, Eyes, Will, Wine)

"The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Wine, Years, Youth)

"We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Astrology, Wine, Years)

"People mature with age and experience. I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar."
- Rick Kaplan
(Related: Age, Experience, People, Hope, Wine)

"My favorite wines are Zinfandels."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Favorite)

"Now the restaurants have begun to catch up with the wine-making; there are numerous great restaurants in Napa Valley, and it's wonderful because the people are there for just that: great food and great wine."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Food, People, Now, Restaurants, Wine)

"I drank more wine when I wasn't working as much, to be honest."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Wine)

"I like to drink young wines, wines which are robust and have a lot of forward fruit to them."
- Thomas Keller
"I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved."
- Rose Kennedy
(Related: Old, Wine)

"A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou."
- Omar Khayyam
(Related: Wine)

"Since the outbreak of war, there has been in our country a steady increase in the consumption of spirits, wine and beer. It is estimated that in dollar volume, the annual outlay is now practically double what it was before the war."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Beer, Country, Now, Spirits, Wine)

"Jazz is like wine. When it is new, it is only for the experts, but when it gets older, everybody wants it."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Experts, Jazz, Wine)

"I'm working harder than ever now, and I'm putting on my pants the same as I always have. I just get up every day and try to do a little better than the day before, and that is to run a great restaurant with great food, great wine, and great service. That's my philosophy."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Food, Day, Now, Philosophy, Service, Wine)

"My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine, and do it on a daily basis."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Food, Knowledge, Day, Night, Philosophy, Sleep, Wine)

"Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time. It's sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine. It's always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Music, Food, Time, Creation, Evolution, Philosophy, Spirit, Wine)

"I'd rather see you drink a glass of wine than a glass of milk. So many people drink Coca-Cola and all these soft drinks with sugar. Some of these drinks have 8 or 9 teaspoons of sugar in them What's the good of living if you can't have the things that give a little enjoyment?"
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: People, Drinks, Enjoyment, Living, Wine)

"I never taste the wine first in restaurants, I just ask the waiter to pour."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: First, Restaurants, Taste, Wine)

"Whoever would have guessed that in the land of cheap sausages and mashed potatoes there could be such a change which would actually bring the French from Paris every weekend to invade Britain en masse to eat great food and drink great wine."
- Robin Leach
(Related: Change, Food, Land, Paris, Weekend, Wine)

"In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine."
- Robin Leach
(Related: Food, Life, Work, Italy, Wine)

"Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: People, Ideas, Talk, Wine)

"I don't try to match wine with food, I just drink what I like. And I think a lot of people are going towards that now, which never used to be in the past."
- Mario Lemieux
(Related: Food, People, Now, Past, Wine)

"The University of Nebraska says that elderly people that drink beer or wine at least four times a week have the highest bone density. They need it - they're the ones falling down the most."
- Jay Leno
(Related: People, Beer, Elderly, University, Wine)

"As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate."
- John Lyly
(Related: Love, Hate, Wine)

"I have this beautiful antique silver wine decanter that I bought at an auction. I always pour wine from that."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Wine)

"There comes a moment on a journey when something sweet, something irresistible and charming as wine raised to thirsty lips, wells up in the traveller's being."
- Patrick MacGill
(Related: Being, Journey, Wine)

"In L.A., if you're an actor, your personal and professional lives are too intertwined."
- Jena Malone
(Related: Actor)

"Why do you have to retire at 65? Why can't you start at 70? You know, like wine. Why can't music be that way? My new band, we're playing stuff that's never been done before."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Music, Wine)

"A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Wine)

"My dream date is a tall, dark, handsome, blue eyed man with a bubble butt who will whisk me away to Paris in a hot air balloon to wine me, dine me and."
- Karen McDougal
(Related: Dream, Man, Paris, Will, Wine)

"For me the ideal date would be to drink wine in the backyard under the stars, listen to music and just talk. Then we'd eat steak and, later, dessert. If all went as planned, we'd save some of the dessert and play with it while making out."
- Karen McDougal
(Related: Music, Play, Stars, Talk, Wine)

"I do like my wine."
- Christine McVie
(Related: Wine)

"At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Respect, Sea, Water, Wine)

"Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play."
- Johnny Mercer
(Related: Play, Roses, Wine)

"I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because I couldn't find a book that talked about the reality of the situation and how we were dishonest and afraid."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Reality, Taste, Wine)

"I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Food, Mother, Being, Wine)

"Even more importantly, it's wine, food and the arts. Incorporating those three enhances the quality of life."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Food, Life, Quality, Wine)

"I always knew the importance of it, since I was three or four years old my mother used to feed me wine and water. I grew up with wine as liquid food."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Food, Mother, Importance, Old, Water, Wine, Years)

"Critics have done the wine industry a lot of good overall."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Wine)

"If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three - wine, food, and art - as a way of enhancing life."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Art, Life, Food, Talk, Wine)

"My mother served me wine and water from the time I was 3 years old."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Time, Mother, Old, Water, Wine, Years)

"Later, at Stanford University, I thought I'd become a lawyer or businessman, but my father came to me and said he thought there was a big future in the fine-wine business."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Business, Father, Thought, Future, University)

"It is giving me a great satisfaction, because I had the notion that we could make great wines equal to the greatest wines in the world, and everybody said it was impossible."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Giving, Satisfaction, World)

"I've always wanted to improve on the idea of living well, In moderation, wine is good for you - mentally, physically, and spiritually."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Idea, Living, Moderation, Wine)

"I want to make wines that harmonize with food - wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Food, Tongue, Want)

"Wine has been with civilized man from the beginning."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Beginning, Man, Wine)

"I'm really, really dumb about describing wine, but I like wine that's full-bodied and dry."
- Esai Morales
(Related: Dumb, Wine)

"What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine."
- Thomas More
(Related: Age, Love, Friends, Roses, Wine, Youth)

"There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand."
- Charles Morgan
(Related: Earth, June, Moments, Nothing, Wine)

"Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner. Tactics is getting her to drink it."
- Frank Muir
(Related: Strategy, Buying, Lady, Wine)

"You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed."
- Hector Hugh Munro
(Related: Love, Soul, Being, Instinct, Man, Oysters)

"I'm crazy about westerns. I need to do a western once in a while. It's like you know, eating bread, eating pasta, drinking wine. It's in my blood. I need it."
- Franco Nero
(Related: Blood, Drinking, Eating, Wine)

"Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Happiness, Dream, Bed, Flowers, Lovers, Now, Sleep)

"It is widely held that too much wine will dull a man's desire. Indeed it will in a dull man."
- John Osborne
(Related: Desire, Man, Will, Wine)

"Michael came home and asked, Would you like to write a song with me? I got this idea for a title called A Kiss at the End of a Rainbow. So we had a couple glasses of wine and wrote it."
- Annette O'Toole
(Related: Home, Kiss, Idea, End, Song, Wine)

"Time, motion and wine cause sleep."
- Ovid
(Related: Time, Cause, Sleep, Wine)

"For one country is different from another; its earth is different, as are its stones, wines, bread, meat, and everything that grows and thrives in a specific region."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Country, Earth)

"I believe that the responsibility of the winemaker is to take that fruit and get it into the bottle as the most natural and purest expression of that vineyard, of the grape varietal or blend, and of the vintage."
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
(Related: Expression, Responsibility)

"When I put my nose in a glass, it's like tunnel vision. I move into another world, where everything around me is just gone, and every bit of mental energy is focused on that wine."
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
(Related: Vision, Energy, Wine, World)

"Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Truth, Wine)

"Comfort rules. You want to be able to sit in a good chair comfortably for a few hours and be able to talk and enjoy a glass of wine. There's nothing worse than sitting in an uncomfortable chair."
- Amanda Pays
(Related: Comfort, Nothing, Rules, Talk, Want, Wine)

"Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company."
- Samuel Pepys
(Related: Business, Time, Money, God, Company, Drinking, Mind, Wine)

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in five or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development."
- Itzhak Perlman
(Related: Development, Fact, May, Now, Oil, Right, Taste, Wine, Years)

"I am not old but mellow like good wine."
- Stephen Phillips
(Related: Old, Wine)

"Maybe it's because I'm getting older, I'm finding enjoyment in things that stop time. Just the simple act of tasting a glass of wine is its own event. You're not downing a glass of wine in the midst of doing something else."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Time, Act, Enjoyment, Wine)

"With the Union my best and dearest earthly hopes are entwined."
- Franklin Pierce
"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words."
- Plautus
(Related: Wine, Words)

"This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Cunning, Fault, First, Wine)

"I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Thought, Suicide, Swine)

"Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Age, News, Wine)

"I have the ability to create and be in touch with God. I can't change bread and wine into body and blood, but I can take the scum or the slime of the earth and make it into a man or woman."
- J. F. Powers
(Related: Change, God, Ability, Blood, Body, Earth, Man, Wine, Woman)

"Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine."
- George Dennison Prentice
(Related: Men, Smoking, Swine)

"I am struck by the fact that personal faith and political agendas are intertwined more closely now than at any other time in recent history."
- David E. Price
(Related: Faith, History, Time, Fact, Now)

"I opened a restaurant that had nothing but California wines."
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Nothing)

"Funny you mention my dinner parties when I have just suggested that inviting close friends over to share a meal with candlelight and wine at your table could be a form of religious experience for some people. To me it's a form of sacrament."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Experience, Funny, People, Friends, Religious, Wine)

"I had cottage cheese for lunch and a glass of wine when I got home tonight."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Home, Wine)

"The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!"
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Wine)

"It makes no sense to talk of the social obligations of the corporation without reference to its economic obligations. The two are intertwined."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Sense, Talk)

"I'm only drinking white wine because I'm on a diet and I don't eat."
- Oliver Reed
(Related: Diet, Drinking, Wine)

"A good margarita, a good red wine, I like expensive alcohol, but not a lot of it. I don't like to throw up."
- Denise Richards
(Related: Alcohol, Wine)

"To turn water into wine, and what is common into what is holy, is indeed the glory of Christianity."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Christianity, Glory, Water, Wine)

"He opened up the tent where I was actually literally bent over a chair getting my crack touched up and I turned around and said, 'don't come in here Bryan, you don't need to be seeing this!' and he said, 'ooh, you need some white wine.' He handed me a glass of wine."
- Rebecca Romijn
(Related: Wine)

"What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Love, Action, Man, Wine)

"I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey. And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco."
- Babe Ruth
(Related: Beer, First, Wine)

"When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: Affliction)

"The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Coffee, Discovery, Taste, Tea, Wine)

"After filming I like to go home and lie down with my daughter and have a glass of wine so I don't really socialize with the other actors."
- Izabella Scorupco
(Related: Home, Daughter, Lie, Actors, Wine)

"His life, though none too long, Was never dull: Of woman, wine and song Bill had his full."
- Robert Service
(Related: Life, Song, Wine, Woman)

"O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Devil, Name, Spirit, Wine)

"I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Deep, Joy, Taste, Will, Wine)

"As far as a cocktail, I do like good wines, basically with meals, and good champagnes."
- Bobby Sherman
"Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Happiness, Taste, Wine)

"A young man, be his merit what it will, can never raise himself; but must, like the ivy round the oak, twine himself round some man of great power and interest."
- Philip Stanhope
(Related: Power, Interest, Ivy, Man, Merit, Oak, Will)

"I have even written a book about Wine called The Grapes of Ralph."
- Ralph Steadman
(Related: Wine)

"So, I simply switched over to wine because it was not carbonated."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Wine)

"Men and girls, men and girls: Artificial swine and pearls."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Men, Girls, Pearls, Swine)

"Wine is bottled poetry."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Poetry, Wine)

"Having spent so much of my life with Shakespeare's world, passions and ideas in my head and in my mouth, he feels like a friend - someone who just went out of the room to get another bottle of wine."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Life, Ideas, Friend, Shakespeare, Wine, World)

"My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Kiss, Fool, Wine)

"As a good wine must be kept in a good cask, so a wholesome body is the proper foundation for a well-appointed inner ground."
- Johannes Tauler
(Related: Body, Wine)

"We have found that morals are not, like bacon, to be cured by hanging; nor, like wine, to be improved by sea voyages; nor, like honey, to be preserved in cells."
- William Taylor
(Related: Morals, Sea, Wine)

"They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Architecture)

"I've yet to meet a writer who could change water into wine, and we have a tendency to treat them like that."
- Michael Tolkin
(Related: Change, Water, Wine, Writer)

"Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Wine)

"All four elements were happening in equal measure - the cuisine, the wine, the service, and the overall ambience. It taught me that dining could happen at a spiritual level."
- Charlie Trotter
(Related: Measure, Service, Spiritual, Wine)

"My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Books, Drinks, Water, Wine)

"In short, the time has come for us as American and Iranian citizens to apply our mutual energy, intellect, and goodwill toward strengthening relations between our two countries, as their destinies are intertwined."
- Cyrus Vance
(Related: Time, American, Countries, Energy, Goodwill, Intellect)

"But there's always a Mass. It's not a formal Mass at all. We're sitting around her dining room table with wine and Eucharist and holding hands. It's very informal and small, but to me that's a wonderful way to have Mass."
- Linda Vester
(Related: Wine)

"Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there."
- Judith Viorst
(Related: Music, Growth, Friends, Laughter, Personal growth, Pleasure, Sound, Taste, Wine)

"In France, I learned about wine and cheese."
- Walter Wager
(Related: France, Wine)

"I always love being in the company of women. It's all about good conversation and great wine."
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Love, Women, Being, Company, Conversation, Wine)

"Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Art)

"The thing about drugs and sex is that you lose all your inhibitions. I've had sex in trains, planes, wine bars... and quite a few car parks!"
- Robbie Williams
(Related: Car, Sex, Drugs, Wine)

"I like my wine like my women - ready to pass out."
- Robin Williams
(Related: Women, Wine)

"Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Confidence, Wine)

"Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail."
- Amy Winehouse
(Related: Men, Detail, Eye, Girls, Talk)

"Another person who's smarter than I. What a relief to not have to be the smartest guy anymore."
- Dave Winer
"The fruits of all our labors have left us as we started. To grow without is not to grow within."
- Dave Winer
"You get the software you pay for. In every sense. To the nth degree. That's the way the world works."
- Dave Winer
(Related: Sense, Software, World)

"The infrastructure of the US is a long-term suspension of disbelief that such things won't be exploded deliberately by people who don't create anything."
- Dave Winer
(Related: People)

"One thing's for sure, in the war between freedom and fear, our side is going to have better t-shirts."
- Dave Winer
(Related: War, Fear, Freedom)

"Art and money are closely related. Try sitting down with a group of artists and ask them what's on their mind. Very quickly the topic shifts to money. And it can be very hard to get them off that subject."
- Dave Winer
(Related: Art, Money, Artists, Mind)

"OK, he's a Yankees fan. Now I know why I don't like him."
- Dave Winer
(Related: Now)

"You can do anything with beer that you can do with wine. Beer is great for basting or marinating meat and fish."
- Grant Wood
(Related: Beer, Fish, Wine)

"Language is wine upon the lips."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Language, Wine)

"Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Love, Truth, Eye, Old, Wine)

"There is no brilliant single stroke that is going to transform the water into wine or straw into gold."
- Coleman Young
(Related: Gold, Water, Wine)

"Remember, the Arctic didn't have any ice. And the Northwest Passage was wide open. They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes, had a huge winery. Iceland was a farming community. As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages that were covered with ice."
- Don Young
(Related: God, Community, Open, Scotland)

"Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure."
- Edward Young
(Related: Friendship, Wine)

"Beauty is often worse than wine; intoxicating both the holder and beholder."
- John Zimmerman
(Related: Beauty, Wine)