Top 370 Wine Quotes

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“Burgess Meredith taught me a lot about wine.”

― Adam West

“The way I like to cook is to have music going, usually jazz, and something in my hand, usually a glass of wine.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.”

― Aeschylus

“I’ve been trying to eat healthier, but sometimes it doesn’t work out when you’re sitting in front of the TV drinking wine, and you realize you really need ice cream to go along with it.”

― Aja Naomi King

“The Asian airlines have the best wine programs.”

― Alain Ducasse

“The world of wine is more creative than the world of cooking.”

― Alain Ducasse

“I spoke to the ‘Wine Spectator’ because that’s PR; that’s how you sell wine.”

― Alain Wertheimer

“Wine is a peep-hole on a man.”

― Alcaeus

“Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.”

― Aldous Huxley

“A splash of red wine vinegar can pull things together like a pinch of salt.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“Red wine vinegar has some personality as well acidity.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I read a little bit of nonfiction and a lot of poetry. I think of poetry as my shot of whiskey when I don’t have time to savor a whole bottle of wine.”

― Alice McDermott

“Well, you know, when you go into a restaurant, one of the scariest things is the wine list, so whenever I’m really feeling intimidated, I’ll just pick a wine type, like a Chianti or Brunello or a Burgundy, and I’ll pick a year that’s missing and ask for that one.”

― Alton Brown

“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

“When the book is over, I think of innovative marketing ways to reach to a larger audience. I think wine and cheese book launch parties are a waste.”

― Amish Tripathi

“I love cooking during Christmas, all smells like the hot apple cider, the hot spiced wine.”

― Amy Smart

“’Almost’ is all about gradations and nuance and about suggestion and shades. Not quite a red wine, but not crimson, not purple either, or maroon; come to think of it, ‘almost’ Bordeaux.”

― Andre Aciman

“Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“I find that most home cooks don’t get vinegars. They’re misunderstood, mostly due to the factory-made red wine vinegar that everyone commonly cooks with… that, and the giant gallon of white distilled vinegar that we all use, mostly to clean and disinfect things!”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I don’t drink wine during the day. Not even a little. Otherwise, the rest of the day is an apology.”

― Angie Dickinson

“Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour.”

― Anthony Trollope

“I’m not a real big wine drinker. I enjoy wine from a distance.”

― Apollonia Kotero

“Today, grass-roots Republicans want to drink a bottle of 2010 small-government wine, but our candidates were bottled in another era, before the tea party’s ideas took root.”

― Ari Fleischer

“Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.”

― Aristophanes

“I had to give up a lot of foods that I’m accustomed to eating: dairy products, beer, wine, spicy food.”

― Arnel Pineda

“Even if we’re just watching HGTV with a glass of wine, that’s date night at my house.”

― Ayesha Curry

“I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey. And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco.”

― Babe Ruth

“Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.”

― Basil Bunting

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“I don’t drink occasionally. I don’t drink on the holidays. I don’t drink alcohol, period. Not wine, not nothing.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“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

“Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same.”

― Blaise Pascal

“I’m actually surprised how technical a lot of commercial wine production is. Things are done very much from an industrial chemistry point of view at certain price points, but that’s not the impression you get with wine.”

― Brian Schmidt

“Nicole and I have always wanted to be winemakers, but we didn’t think we would be able to do that until our 50s. But when our friends in Napa came to us and said, ‘We really want to do a wine line with you,’ how do you say no to that?”

― Brie Bella

“They treat my stuff like wine. It just gets better with time.”

― Cam’ron

“The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.”

― Carl Jung

“I never drank except a couple sips of wine at Thanksgiving.”

― Carol Alt

“The first wine I drank, a Chateau Haut-Brion, I was 22, it was my first glass of wine, and I discovered voluptuousness. From there, I started tasting French wines, then Spanish wines, then Italian wines.”

― Carole Bouquet

“Wine is connected to abundance.”

― Carole Bouquet

“A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.”

― Charles Dickens

“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

“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

“Like so many people, I only remembered Orson Welles as this huge, fat, bearded figure selling wine in TV commercials. So whenever anyone said I looked like Orson Welles I said that I wasn’t that fat, and I would get on a diet, quickly.”

― Christian McKay

“Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.”

― Christian Nestell Bovee

“I do like my wine.”

― Christine McVie

“I went to college in Connecticut, which was when I still lived at home. I worked at a video store, a wine store, and did odd jobs here and there like landscaping.”

― Christopher Abbott

“Grown-up parties are so dull they make me want to throw a tantrum and hurl red wine on the nearest cream-damask armchair.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“When we won the title, I received gifts and cards, bottles of wine, and Champagne. When I was sacked, my house was full.”

― Claudio Ranieri

“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

“To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.”

― Clifton Fadiman

“A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.”

― Clifton Fadiman

“When I decided to become vegetarian, I had to learn how to ‘recook,’ if you will. For example, I used to put red wine in a big pot with the meat that I’d cooked in fat, and it was, of course, delicious. When I gave up meat, I wondered what I would make. That turned out to be vegetables, really organic and fresh.”

― Cloris Leachman

“There is no brilliant single stroke that is going to transform the water into wine or straw into gold.”

― Coleman Young

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.”

― Colin Powell

“I drink red wine every night and chamomile tea before bed.”

― Connie Nielsen

“I enjoyed retirement the right way… linguine con vongole, red wine and plenty of truffle cheese.”

― Craig Kilborn

“When I was very young, I got my first opportunity in television with a show called ‘Surfing the Menu,’ and it was myself and another buddy. We traveled around Australia and we surfed and cooked and drank too much wine. And we had a lot of fun.”

― Curtis Stone

“There’s something about having a great bottle of wine and a great cigar. Nothing compares to it.”

― D. L. Hughley

“Sarcasm is like cheap wine – it leaves a terrible aftertaste.”

― Dana Perino

“Just as food is a craft, great service is, too. It can take years to perfect the technical aspects of clearing a plate, carving tableside, or pouring wine, and a lifetime to master the emotional elements of service.”

― Daniel Humm

“No tablecloths, silver cutlery, fine porcelain, sommeliers, or deep wine lists – that’s fine. But no service or hospitality? That’s going too far.”

― Daniel Humm

“I dropped out of school to play poker, and at 21, I moved from Toronto to try my luck as a pro in Vegas. I ate the typical meat-heavy diet of most poker players in the ’90s: burgers and steak, along with French fries, mash, and a bucket-load of wine, beer, and vodka. There was nothing fresh in my diet, and I felt terrible.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“Steak and its accompaniments – wine, vegetables, potatoes and generous desserts – is a primal source of pleasure to which many people can relate.”

― Danny Meyer

“I don’t have a wine cellar. Just tea day and night.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“Take Jonathan Franzen’s work: it’s just old wine in new bottles. They say he’s the Tolstoy of the digital age, but there can only be a Tolstoy of the Tolstoyan age.”

― David Shields

“Cheap wine is defined by its price, and it depends on personal spending limits. So for me, any wine under $10 is cheap.”

― Deborah Harkness

“For me, a $20 wine that drinks like a $40 wine in terms of complexity and interest is a value, while a $5 wine that is not very good is not a value at all in my opinion.”

― Deborah Harkness

“I hate fussing about in the kitchen when I have people over to supper, so I make a rich beef stew cooked in wine with carrots, sundried tomato paste and chopped chorizo sausage.”

― Deborah Moggach

“I enjoy wine collecting and great food.”

― Deep Roy

“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

“I confess I do a lot of the wrong things: I smoke, and I drink wine, and people might be horrified at my eating habits – I eat when I’m hungry, and if I’m not, I don’t.”

― Diana Rigg

“I’m not a wine connoisseur, but I do like a glass or two at night.”

― Diane Keaton

“I drink red wine on ice to water it down.”

― Diane Keaton

“What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.”

― Diogenes

“Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.”

― Douglas William Jerrold

“We started seven years ago and finally released our first vintage in March. It’s an ’07 vintage from Walla Walla, which is my old hometown. It also happens to be a world-class wine region that’s just exploding on the scene right now.”

― Drew Bledsoe

“Our very long-term prospective hinges on making the best possible wine we can.”

― Drew Bledsoe

“Fairly early in my career, I had a passion for wine just as a consumer, and I started to learn about the whole process, starting with a piece of raw ground, and ending up with a work of art in a bottle.”

― Drew Bledsoe

“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

“We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“A book of verses underneath the bough, A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou.”

― Edward Fitzgerald

“The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop, The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one.”

― Edward Fitzgerald

“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

“Friendship’s the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.”

― Edward Young

“What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“When I’m out, I like a glass of red wine. Just before bed, I’ll always have a chamomile tea.”

― Ellie Bamber

“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

“I’m not a Luddite, but I’m outside more than I’m on my computer. We have a micro-farm – it’s a step up from a garden. We have a pretty extensive vineyard. We grow about 60 percent of our own food, make our own wine, have chickens for eggs.”

― Emilio Estevez

“I drink a lot of water and a lot of wine. I’m a wine drinker. Red wine, preferably.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.”

― Eric Hoffer

“I’ve always liked sparkling wine. Rose, too.”

― Eric Trump

“Wine is incredibly sexy.”

― Eric Trump

“I wouldn’t say that I’m an Italian wine connoisseur. I do like red wine. I guess my favorites now are Bordeauxes. French.”

― Erik Larson

“They are not long, the days of wine and roses.”

― Ernest Dowson

“In 2002, the 2000 Engelbrecht Els wine was released in South Africa and received high ratings.”

― Ernie Els

“I’m really, really dumb about describing wine, but I like wine that’s full-bodied and dry.”

― Esai Morales

“Am I an elitist because I like wine?”

― Faith Salie

“I’m not very much of a foodie; I like small amounts of delicious things, but I’ve never overeaten – I’d much rather have a glass of wine.”

― Felicity Kendal

“A good glass of red wine or maybe a little bit too much every now and then is just fine. Heavy boozing, not so much, because you don’t recover enough from it.”

― Floor Jansen

“Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“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

“The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!”

― Francois Rabelais

“On the last day of my teaching career, I was sitting in my apartment, having a glass of wine, thinking I’m glad I did it, that I had been somehow useful, that I had learned something.”

― Frank McCourt

“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

“I don’t know anything about the wine world at all.”

― Fred Armisen

“To turn water into wine, and what is common into what is holy, is indeed the glory of Christianity.”

― Frederick William Robertson

“The reason I was able to grow my business was that every day, after producing 30 minutes of wine television, I spent 15 hours a day replying to every single person’s e-mail and every single person’s Twitter @ reply.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“I know if I stopped hosting ‘Wine Library TV,’ we’d probably lose 75 percent of our audience, but the remaining 25 percent is still a big number.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“I am thinking about launching a wine website where there is a deal and the crowd can dictate how cheap it can get.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“From age 16, I lived and breathed wine. I read every magazine and book about wine.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“ was about building personal brand equity. It was a business move. Now, it was totally surrounded by a passion for wine, but I very much gave a lot of thought to doing a sports-video blog instead.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“When I was 17 or 18 I wanted to become a wine expert, and my parents wouldn’t let me drink. So I was devastated. All I could do was read, and I read and I read. And I’d read something like, you know, ‘Subtle hints of cassis.’”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“If I could drink only one wine, it would be Champagne.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“I’m an entrepreneur first and a wine critic second.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“Really, truly, try to figure out what your palate is all about. If you’ve determined that you don’t like dirty old stinky wine – old-world flavors – you probably like new-world fruit bombs. Stick to Shirazes and California Cabernets or Zinfandels.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“Best wine if you’re stranded on a deserted island? 1982 Salon Champagne.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“One of the things that I’m really proud of is that I have really good timing. It’s very easy for me to see what’s coming up and it’s no coincidence that I went headfirst into wine and then headfirst into new media – none at all.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“I always say that the real success of Wine Library wasn’t due to the videos I posted, but to the hours I spent talking to people online afterward, making connections and building relationships.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“The tech rehearsal for Brits is so different. They have little glasses of wine and walk around saying, ‘Lovely, darling, lovely.’”

― Gavin Creel

“Even though he’s a third-generation San Franciscan, my father’s very European in some ways, and he loves wine.”

― Gavin Newsom

“Days off are few and far between in the restaurant business. But on an hour off, I like to have a glass of wine with my wife.”

― Geoffrey Zakarian

“Jewish prayers are mostly about daily things – the sliver of a new moon, dew on the grass, the bread and the wine.”

― Geraldine Brooks

“Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“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

“I eat whatever I want. I like bread and cheese and wine, and that makes my life fun and enjoyable.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“Oh Cup-bearer, set my glass afire with the light of wine!”

― Hafez

“I thought of calorie-counting as a budget: I was happy to skip bread at dinner so I could ‘spend’ on a glass of wine.”

― Heidi Roizen

“I buy things through the ShopStyle app on my phone, then have them delivered to a neighbour so Oliver doesn’t see them arrive. When he’s out, I collect them, cut off the labels, and bury them deep in the recycling box under the wine bottles.”

― Helen George

“What a man calls his ‘conscience’ is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.”

― Helen Rowland

“Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.”

― Henry Fielding

“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

“Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it.”

― Heraclitus

“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

“At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.”

― Herman Melville

“I would rise, monk-like, at 6 A.M., speak to no one, make tea, and go immediately to my desk from which I didn’t move until frills appeared around the edges of my eyes or I heard the sound of a wine bottle being uncorked. It would give the wrong impression to describe these as Writing Days.”

― Howard Jacobson

“Of course, with agriculture came the first big civilizations, the first cities built of mud and brick, the first empires. And it was the administers of these empires who began hiring people to keep track of the wheat and sheep and wine that was owed and the taxes that was owed on them by making marks; marks on clay in that time.”

― Howard Rheingold

“I usually eat in my friend Tom Corcoran’s place – the Siam Thai in Monkstown. I go there for a very large plate of beef in red wine sauce.”

― Ian McKeever

“I’m a winemaker and a wine collector, so I usually just drink wine.”

― Isiah Whitlock, Jr.

“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

“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

“I didn’t know how many independent bookstores had amazing wine lists until I toured with ‘Another Brooklyn.’”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“When I pair food and wine, I start with the food. If I have a beautiful roasted bird, I might choose a Cabernet or Pinot Noir, or maybe a Syrah, depending on the sauce and what is in my cellar.”

― Jacques Pepin

“For everyday, we like Beaujolais, Grenache or Syrah, and we like a lot of it! It’s a family tradition: We would never consider having a meal without wine.”

― Jacques Pepin

“Author tours used to have a sense of excitement and pleasure, a sense of occasion. I remember stores having a table with wine and food. It was just a real evening.”

― Jane Hamilton

“At the end of the day, I let myself have a glass of wine.”

― Jane Seymour

“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

“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

“As I get older, my appreciation for wine has just increased. I fell in love with wine through my travels, but knowing what the wine country is all about definitely makes it my own.”

― Jeff Gordon

“I’m doing a lot more handmade gifts. When I go to a party, I cook whatever it is I need to bring instead of just grabbing a bottle of wine.”

― Jen Lancaster

“I’m a bit of a clothes hoarder, admittedly. I try to weed out stuff. My girlfriends come over for cheese and wine and go shopping in my wardrobe. They especially love it when they get stuff with a tag still on.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“I would snack on crisps and chocolate and my meals weren’t the best. I ate lots of steak with creamy sauces, chips and peas, washed down with wine and a pudding.”

― Jennifer Ellison

“You can find me at three in the morning in my living room with a glass of wine and really bad ’90s trip hop beats blaring from my headphones.”

― Jenny Lewis

“One of my most exciting Saturday nights was just me and a bottle of wine and a crochet book.”

― Jessica Pare

“I do make a really great bolognese, and the key is putting good ‘ol wine in there.”

― Jessie James Decker

“We are delightfully trapped by our memories. I can’t drink a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieux Telegraphe without revisiting a hotel bistro in Luzerne, Switzerland, where I ate a large bowl of a peppery Basque baby goat stew. A sip and a bite. A bite and sip. Goose bumps come with the divine conjunction of food and wine.”

― Jim Harrison

“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

“I make a wicked clam chowdah, and linguine with clam sauce. Oysters I like to eat raw, and mussels in either a white wine sauce or in beer with paprika.”

― Jim Himes

“I always wear blue shirts and I like wine or purple ties.”

― Jim Lehrer

“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”

― Joan Collins

“You can enjoy a $15 bottle of wine as much as you can enjoy a $100 bottle of wine.”

― Joe Bastianich

“Wine pricing is an art – like painting.”

― Joe Bastianich

“My grandparents in Istria had a frasca, which is about the most basic kind of grocery/restaurant. They sold wine from their own vineyard. I took control of the vineyard, hired a local winemaker, and bought another winery in 1996. We had our first commercial vintage in 1998.”

― Joe Bastianich

“Essentially, wines are fermented grape juice, so I’m trying to make the point that the wine world is about scores and marketing and kind of creating a scarce resource where they don’t really exist.”

― Joe Bastianich

“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

“I took up French boys and wine and I studied psychology.”

― Joely Fisher

“That I be not as those are who spend the day in complaining of headache and the night in drinking the wine which gives the headache!”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“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

“Silver and ermine and red faces full of port wine.”

― John Betjeman

“Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.”

― John Cleese

“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

“As a freelance writer, I’d be asked to become an expert for various magazines on any subject, whether food or wine or history or the life span of veterinarians. I was completely unschooled in any of these things.”

― John Hodgman

“I love the Sonoma wine community. It’s like Pixar – nothing competitive, only supportive. They’re always rooting for you.”

― John Lasseter

“It is widely held that too much wine will dull a man’s desire. Indeed it will in a dull man.”

― John Osborne

“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

“Do not let friars enter your wine cellars for fear they will bless every barrel and change the wine into blood.”

― John Wycliffe

“Beauty is often worse than wine; intoxicating both the holder and beholder.”

― John Zimmerman

“Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play.”

― Johnny Mercer

“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

“My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.”

― Jonathan Swift

“You can be drinking the wine today, but picking the grapes tomorrow.”

― Jonathan Tucker

“I want to break down the wall of, you know, you have to put on a jacket and tie, and you have to act a certain way, and you have to know how to order the right kind of wine. All these things have suddenly been built up around jazz and the way it’s presented.”

― Jose James

“It is a maudlin and indecent verity that comes out through the strength of wine.”

― Joseph Conrad

“I’ve got to give my neighbors a bottle of wine or something because I was just screaming into microphones and learning how to play instruments, and it was a lesson in patience for them, I believe.”

― Joshua Ostrander

“I like an occasional glass of wine, though I don’t drink before a shoot or a show – blotchy skin is not a good idea, however good your make-up artist.”

― Jourdan Dunn

“I had my first French meal and I never got over it. It was just marvelous. We had oysters and a lovely dry white wine. And then we had one of those lovely scalloped dishes and the lovely, creamery buttery sauce. Then we had a roast duck and I don’t know what else.”

― Julia Child

“As we say in the American Institute of Wine and Food, small helpings, no seconds. A little bit of everything. No snacking. And have a good time.”

― Julia Child

“I’m like a teenage boy – I eat like one and know as much cooking as one. Neither do I bake, and I can always be counted on to bring the wine to a pot luck.”

― Julia London

“If Franschhoek has a fault, it is in the lavish refurbishment of wine farms and estates which has reached absurd proportions. Some, like Graf Delaire Estate, are brand new, with jewellery shops, indoor streams, and very high-end lodges for rent at prices not many South Africans can afford.”

― Justin Cartwright

“I like to be home on a Friday night. I don’t go out. I don’t go to clubs. It’s not my thing. I sit at home with my glass of wine and watch hours of reality TV.”

― Kaley Cuoco

“I don’t go out. I don’t go to clubs. It’s not my thing. I sit at home with my glass of wine and watch hours of reality TV. I have a million shows on my TiVo.”

― Kaley Cuoco

“I only go to yoga to drink wine, so I’m good. I just throw the calories right back in.”

― Kaley Cuoco

“There’s nothing better than a glass of wine, a girlfriend, and a long talk.”

― Karen Fairchild

“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

“But nothing beats a Woody Allen film on a Sunday night, with a glass of wine and some leftovers.”

― Kate Fleetwood

“No phone, a movie, a glass of wine, and some salad. Perfect!”

― Kate Moss

“It’s all about the blanket. Blanket, pillow, and red wine. You should always be asleep on a plane.”

― Kate Moss

“The trouble with some cooking is that the real flavours get cancelled out by the wine, cream, and butter sauces.”

― Kate O’Mara

“A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow.”

― Kathy Mattea

“Spritzers are festive yet economical. By adding seltzer and juice, you stretch the number of people a bottle of wine serves.”

― Katie Lee

“I don’t know if it’s because of ‘Scandal,’ but I am a huge wine and popcorn fan.”

― Katie Lowes

“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

“Christopher Plummer once told me that he never orders a wine without first confirming that the restaurant has a second bottle in case he loves it.”

― Kenneth Cranham

“Great wine is always enhanced by great food.”

― Kenneth Cranham

“’Dandelion Wine’ became one of the few books that I returned to time and again, and while not anywhere near the story crafter as Mr. Bradbury, I hope I managed to absorb by osmosis some of his techniques.”

― Kim Harrison

“I don’t have high standards in taste; I prefer soju over wine.”

― Kim Woo-bin

“I’ve always enjoyed drinking wine, ever since I was in college. My appreciation really took off when I began to visit Napa. I was toying with an idea of making wine in Napa, but it’s prohibitively expensive, and the competition is fierce.”

― Kyle MacLachlan

“Walla Walla is where I make wine, with Eric Dunham. He and I partnered up on a small project for me. We make pretty good cabernet and syrah.”

― Kyle MacLachlan

“One client’s wife managed to steam the labels off all of the several hundred bottles in her husband’s prestigious wine collection, so the collection was worthless. The husband hosted ‘What’s that wine?’ dinner parties.”

― Laura Wasser

“French culture is known for many great attributes, some of which probably have nothing to do with food, wine, and romance.”

― Leonard Mlodinow

“I would just like to say that opera is no longer about fat people in breastplates shattering wine glasses.”

― Lesley Garrett

“I can be super reclusive and hermetic, and then I can be in California and host dinner parties and drink wine. It’s all me.”

― Lia Ices

“If I’m not tasting wine and food… I’m thinking about wine and food. If I’m not thinking about wine and food… I’m writing about wine and food.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“Vin brule is a version of mulled wine enjoyed in Piemonte, in northwestern Italy. It’s a perfect choice for holiday entertaining because you can double or even triple the recipe and leave it over very low heat, ladling it out as your guests come in from the cold.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“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

“The confirmation for both jobs – ‘AMC’ and ‘Smallville’ – came through on the same day, so there was a lot of wine flowing in the Hartley house that night!”

― Lindsay Hartley

“Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.”

― Logan Pearsall Smith

“I don’t like nouvelle cuisine, too small bits. I like to have a nice wine, nice pasta, tomatoes.”

― Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

“I think my level of cuisine was pretty good even before I came to France, but it’s the wine here that’s really improved my palette – when I have it, anyway. It’s meant to be good for you, right?”

― Lucy Bronze

“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

“There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk.”

― M. F. K. Fisher

“Don’t use your advance to buy an antique sports car, diamonds by the yard, or a bottle of wine from Thomas Jefferson’s cellar instead of investing in your book.”

― M. J. Rose

“In China, we had some buildings that looked like the White House or wine bottles. All they seemed to represent was bad taste.”

― Ma Yansong

“I didn’t have a sweet tooth, but I liked butter, and I liked sauces, and I liked wine… and curry… and cheeses.”

― Maeve Binchy

“I collect imported teas, I have a few cupboards full! It’s like wine, each has it’s own flavour and you get into their little nuances.”

― Maggie Grace

“English wine is nonsense. They are over-priced and not very good.”

― Marco Pierre White

“The French make the best wine.”

― Marco Pierre White

“Wine has class. I love wine. The drier, the better. But beer? I just can’t do it.”

― Margo Martindale

“My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine – everybody drinks water.”

― Marilyn French

“China is responsible for a lot of the major conservation issues we’re facing. It’s the main market for rhino horn. Tigers are being killed for tiger bone wine. They’re driving the tropical timber trade and illegal logging in Indonesia, and the trade in tropical reef fish.”

― Mark Carwardine

“As with wine, geography affects the flavor. Oysters are usually named for a locale.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.”

― Mark Twain

“I started collecting baseball cards and basketball cards when I was younger. I have a CD collection that turned into a DVD collection, and I have a Jordan shoe collection. And I don’t drink, but I have a wine collection. I just started a sweatshirt collection. Every city that I’m in, I buy a sweatshirt. It’s just something that I do.”

― Marques Houston

“If talking about arts means being pretentious, a bit like being a wine critic, then I don’t feel comfy with that. You can get a lot from paintings without getting mystical about brush strokes.”

― Mary Beard

“Slipcovers are great because they can be laundered after those all-too-frequent sippy cup and red wine incidents.”

― Mary Kay Andrews

“Every December, I host a tree-trimming party. I serve chili with cornbread and lots of good wine. It’s a wonderful party, and it shows how much adults like to play.”

― Maya Angelou

“To Catholic, Orthodox, and some Protestant Christians, communion involves partaking of the physical real presence of God in the bread and wine of the Eucharist. By contrast, the Torah draws the Jew into engagement with God’s infinite mind. Torah learning is the definitive Jewish mode of communion with God.”

― Meir Soloveichik

“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

“Eventually my goal is get a place in Ojai where I can have animals and a big garden. Just drink wine all day and hang in my garden.”

― Michelle Branch

“Wine needs to have a context in a social gathering to fulfill its historical place in this world.”

― Mike D

“I don’t know – the idea of a specific wine paired with a specific piece of music seems a little far-fetched to me. But maybe I just need to be opened to it.”

― Mike D

“I do really enjoy Jay McInerney’s wine writing. He’s a good writer. He brings his fiction-writing skillset. He’s not afraid to put wine in kind of a racy context and speak very candidly about it.”

― Mike D

“I’ve got one of those over-stuffed leather chairs from the Pottery Barn. It faces north. I live in San Francisco, so there’s the Golden Gate Bridge off to the left, and there’s Alcatraz off to the right, and I’ve got a pile of pulp fiction next to me, and there’s usually a decent bottle of red wine next to the fireplace.”

― Mike Rowe

“At my house, I have a wine and beer fridge. It’s got everything. The beer is at 38 degrees, and the wine is at 50 degrees. We take it seriously, but I’m actually not that big of a drinker.”

― Molly Qerim

“Age can be wonderful for red wine, but not for spacecraft.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“Wine lovers have known for centuries that decanting wine before serving it often improves its flavor. Whatever the dominant process, the traditional decanter is a rather pathetic tool to accomplish it. A few years ago, I found I could get much better results by using an ordinary kitchen blender.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“Researchers who examined the voting records of wine judges found that 90 percent of the time they give inconsistent ratings to a particular wine when they judge it on multiple occasions.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“In 1600, when Shakespeare’s audience at the Globe heard ‘Hamlet’ for the first time, every one of them knew very well what it meant to be handed a cup of wine by a figure of authority and told to drink.”

― Neil MacGregor

“I’m coming out with a wine… I’m actually a restaurateur. I have Famous Famiglia Pizzeria that has opened up in the Sacramento airport. I’m also working with my business partner on opening up the Linnethia Lounge.”

― NeNe Leakes

“I never taste the wine first in restaurants, I just ask the waiter to pour.”

― Nigella Lawson

“I do everything in moderation and count everything… that includes my wine.”

― Nikki Bella

“My dream date would be a hike through the woods followed by an outdoor picnic followed by a glass of wine at sunset. Heaven!”

― Nina Agdal

“I was a hostess, I sold shoes, but I don’t function well in jobs that don’t have to do with what I love. I have cleaned bathrooms in theaters, I have sold wine in theaters, I have sold tickets, because I will do anything, anything, to stay in this world.”

― Nina Arianda

“Wine gets better with time. So does art.”

― No I.D.

“I don’t eat shellfish. I drink wine moderately and have one whiskey every evening before dinner.”

― Norman Lloyd

“I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.”

― Oliver Goldsmith

“I’m only drinking white wine because I’m on a diet and I don’t eat.”

― Oliver Reed

“A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.”

― Omar Khayyam

“I’m actually allergic to sulfate – so I can’t have vinegar, and I can’t drink wine.”

― Orianthi

“Time, motion and wine cause sleep.”

― Ovid

“Flowers die and wine gets consumed. Both are lovely. I appreciate both. Wine and roses. I actually had someone bring me a lobe of foie gras once.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“If you like a wine that you drink, now with your phone, it’s so easy. Just take a picture of the label. You learn about it. You learn where it comes from and what the soil is like and why you like it. And that’ll lead you to another wine.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“Wine, like food, is so emotional. If you think about it, so much of the courting ritual is surrounded by wine and food. There’s a built-in romance to wine.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“I’d learned some things. I knew you weren’t supposed to hold a good wine at the top – the paper bag falls off.”

― Pat Paulsen

“I’ve been on the campaign trail so long, some of my wine has turned to vinegar.”

― Pat Paulsen

“Actually, my wine was served at the White House twice. Reagan must have been asleep when he ordered it.”

― Pat Paulsen

“I like to pour my wines for people. I watch their eyes, I can see what they’ll like. Most people say they don’t like dry wine because they haven’t had a dry wine that’s clean and fruity, instead of a big, oaky thing.”

― Pat Paulsen

“I qualify myself like a bottle of wine – the more I get older, the more it tastes sweet!”

― Patrice Evra

“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

“I’m not a big wine guy. And bars, I never go to bars anymore. It’s such a drag, man.”

― Paul Giamatti

“My wife and I really enjoy a glass of red wine. We’re too old to drink cheap wine, and we don’t.”

― Paul Henderson

“I have this beautiful antique silver wine decanter that I bought at an auction. I always pour wine from that.”

― Paul Lynde

“Pirlo is a cool customer who does things in his own time. On the pitch, he just looks so relaxed, no matter what is going on around him. He is one of those greats who looks like he could run a midfield with a glass of red wine in one hand.”

― Paul Scholes

“You know, not everybody can afford to pay $58 for prime rib or $650 for a bottle of wine. My friends and I cook for regular families who worry about feeding their kids and paying the bills.”

― Paula Deen

“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

“I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine tonight.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“I’m definitely drawn to stories of just regular folks, just generally in some kind of horrific situation. I keep saying I want to do a love story in the south of France with a boy and girl and some wine. Then I always end up in an oil rig with four hundred guys or on a mountain with guys shooting at each other.”

― Peter Berg

“So, I simply switched over to wine because it was not carbonated.”

― Peter Steele

“We check everything to make sure it is pure and of the highest quality. There is good wine and bad wine; we buy only the good wine.”

― Pier Luigi Loro Piana

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.”

― Plautus

“This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.”

― Plautus

“Truth comes out in wine.”

― Pliny the Elder

“Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”

― Pope John XXIII

“I love having wine with my meals. And if I splurge, I’m going to splurge big, because if I deny my cravings, it just ends up backfiring on me, you know?”

― Rachel Nichols

“I have even written a book about Wine called The Grapes of Ralph.”

― Ralph Steadman

“When I read Deborah Brenner’s book ‘Women of the Vine’ about women wine makers, I was impressed that many of the women she had interviewed had come to wine making later in life as a second career.”

― Rebecca Pidgeon

“Wine is crying juice. Rum is worse.”

― Retta

“Italian wines are my favorites. I like a big, booming red wine that blows your taste buds away.”

― Rich Eisen

“Difficult choices, unlike red wine, rarely improve with age.”

― Richard N. Haass

“The Nobel Prize is going to be ‘fun money’ – for an occasion, when my wife and I want a $50 bottle of wine.”

― Richard Thaler

“There are some things that I like, like education, wine, and I’d like to be a good cook, although I’m a pretty good eater now.”

― Rick Wagoner

“I don’t do karaoke. I don’t dance, even at weddings. I’m the grumpy one sitting down drinking wine.”

― Ricky Gervais

“I never drink wine. There’s only one wine I like, but I forget what it’s called. It tastes like Sprite.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“Cannes is a little bit like French wine. There are certain years that people prefer over others.”

― Rob Lowe

“Wine is bottled poetry.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“The advantage we have as Americans is that we can be fair; we tend to be more open-minded about different styles of wine.”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“My first trip to Japan, in 1998, began with an enormous crowd of Japanese paparazzi and television crews, all waiting for me to clear customs in Tokyo (a first-time experience for this wine critic). Over the next five days, the attention never waned.”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“In the wine world, crusaders would have wine consumers believe that the only wines of merit are something completely indefinable but which they call ‘authentic’ or ‘natural.’”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“It’s nearly impossible to believe just how provincial the wine world was in 1978, the year I launched my journal, ‘The Wine Advocate.’ There were no wines exported from New Zealand and virtually none from Australia (including Penfolds Grange, one of the greatest wines in existence).”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“When I started in 1978, the greatest wine in Spain, Vega Sicilia, wasn’t even imported to the United States. The alleged greatest Australian wine, Penfolds Grange, wasn’t imported to the United States. There were no by-the-glass programs. Sommeliers were intimidating.”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“When somebody wants to write an article attacking a scoring system or the influence of wine writers, who’s right in the cross hairs? It’s not Steve Tanzer, it’s not Marvin Shanken, it’s me. These other people, it’s not like they don’t have some influence, and I’m more than happy to share it.”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“The premise of Nossiter in ‘Mondovino’ would have been a lot more accurate when I started writing about wine in 1978 than when the movie was made in 2003. When I started, I was enormously critical of California wines, and I thought the entire wine industry was on a real slippery slope.”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“What happens is that the people who are leaders in any field are copied. I mean, there’s a reason why every wine newsletter tends to look like mine. They see someone who’s been successful, so they sort of copy these same ideas.”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“I like white wine when it’s young and vigorous. I don’t think you should cellar white wine at all, unless it’s white Burgundy, and definitely not nonvintage Champagne.”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“No scoring system is perfect, but a system that provides for flexibility in scores, if applied by the same taster without prejudice, can quantify different levels of wine quality and provide the reader with one professional’s judgment.”

― Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook.”

― Robert Mondavi

“Even more importantly, it’s wine, food and the arts. Incorporating those three enhances the quality of life.”

― Robert Mondavi

“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

“Critics have done the wine industry a lot of good overall.”

― Robert Mondavi

“Wine has been with civilized man from the beginning.”

― Robert Mondavi

“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

“I like my wine like my women – ready to pass out.”

― Robin Williams

“I’ll tell you what I love. Sending back bottles of wine that aren’t right in restaurants in France! Whoa! I love the French, but I do find their wine snobbery something unbearable.”

― Rod Stewart

“I enjoy a glass of wine, and I love my football. I suppose it’s because I’m a real working-class.”

― Rod Stewart

“Without sulfites, wine may smell and taste funky or re-ferment in the bottle. Many distributors and shop owners are consequently reluctant to stock wines made without sulfites.”

― Roger Morris

“I spent ninety percent of my money on wine, women and song and just wasted the other ten percent.”

― Ronnie Hawkins

“I’m like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often – but I’m well preserved.”

― Rose Kennedy

“Russians really needed a product that would be not as strong as vodka and not as feminine as cheap sparkling wine, so Martini was a good solution.”

― Roustam Tariko

“Liverpool without European football is like a banquet without wine.”

― Roy Evans

“It is fitting that yesteryear’s swashbuckling newspaper reporter has turned into today’s solemn young sobersides nursing a glass of watered white wine after a day of toiling over computer databases in a smoke-free, noise-free newsroom.”

― Russell Baker

“I had cottage cheese for lunch and a glass of wine when I got home tonight.”

― Sally Quinn

“For the record, I’ve never taken a bung in my life. I might have enjoyed a meal or a bottle of wine on an agent or two but that is it. I was earning £1.5m a year, so I didn’t need a little bit extra from an agent. It would have been madness.”

― Sam Allardyce

“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

“Wine gives a man nothing… it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost.”

― Samuel Johnson

“Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others.”

― Samuel Johnson

“We would go to visit a wholesaler, say in Napoli. We would go out, have a very long lunch, mozzarellas, wine. We would reach an agreement. And then the client would pay with a cheque that was postdated by six months, nine months. They were financing themselves by delaying their payments.”

― Sandro Veronesi

“And we used to do a lot of drugs and get very drunk on very cheap wine.”

― Santiago Durango

“I think we can all agree that Colin Firth falls into the George Clooney category of ‘Men Who Age Like Fine Wine.’”

― Sarah MacLean

“My mother is teaching me Indian recipes. I’ll go to the market, get everything fresh, have a glass of red wine, and just do it. I find it really therapeutic.”

― Sendhil Ramamurthy

“There was a point in my 40s when I went into the bathroom with a bottle of wine, locked the door, and said, ‘I’m not coming out until I can totally accept the way that I look right now.’”

― Sharon Stone

“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

“When I need to decompress, I grab a glass of wine, some popcorn, and a great book.”

― Shira Goodman

“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

“The Chinese do make vast quantities of wine for home consumption, but you wouldn’t want to drink it yourself.”

― Simon Hoggart

“What puzzles me is the way that some of the smaller, unknown chateaux imagine that because Chinese millionaires pay ludicrous sums for the great names, they can overcharge for their own inferior fluids. There is no trickledown effect in wine prices.”

― Simon Hoggart

“Life is too short, and I’m Italian. I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.”

― Sophia Bush

“I am not old but mellow like good wine.”

― Stephen Phillips

“Jazz is like wine. When it is new, it is only for the experts, but when it gets older, everybody wants it.”

― Steve Lacy

“I don’t really drink, but the one thing I really hanker after is Zubrowka vodka. If it’s someone’s birthday, I’ll pretend I like red wine for about three sips.”

― Sue Perkins

“To intoxicate the masses until they were heady with the wine of inspiration was all I lived for. To me, this was elixir… I wax lyrical. I literally am overcome, and this is transmitted to my listeners.”

― Sukarno

“Many people believe that introversion is about being antisocial, and that’s really a misperception. Because actually it’s just that introverts are differently social. So they would prefer to have a glass of wine with a close friend as opposed to going to a loud party full of strangers.”

― Susan Cain

“Sometimes, going to see one opera is hard because you don’t know the genre. Good opera is like good wine. There are so many varieties, and it helps to inform you about what you like when you see a lot.”

― Susanna Phillips

“Glogg is a Scandinavian mulled wine, sweetened with honey, almonds, raisins and spices. Its name suits its purpose so beautifully.”

― Susie Dent

“I’m a bit of a wine snob and like a glass of Chateaux Margaux ’82 with a meal or to unwind.”

― Suzi Quatro

“I’m a big fan of Jamie Oliver, and I’ve got all of his books. His recipe for peas with white wine and bacon is one of my favourites.”

― Tamzin Outhwaite

“Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by noon wine, is only a pretense.”

― Tennessee Williams

“Age, they say, is only important if you’re cheese. or a wine. They also say, if you are stuck behind one on a golf course, that a tree is 90 per cent air. How come, then, that you invariably send your ball crashing into the remaining 10 per cent?”

― Terry Wogan

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.”

― Thomas Fuller

“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

“I drank more wine when I wasn’t working as much, to be honest.”

― Thomas Keller

“My mother had a book club that would dissolve into opening wine.”

― Tim Federle

“I didn’t even like white wine. Then I tasted it and bought a case. It was the first case of any wine I’d ever bought.”

― Tim Ferriss

“Growing up, my dad drank a lot of wine, so I got a taste for, and learned how to enjoy it. He spoke a lot about flavors and differences in tastes of wine. Also, our manager, Rick Sales, is a big wine drinker; he goes to a lot of wine-tasting classes, and he’s taught me about the qualities of wine.”

― Tom Araya

“I think musicians have always been drinking and sharing a good wine. It is, I hate to say this, another form of vice.”

― Tom Araya

“Once a year, I take my whole wine team down to see the Giants, and we meet the players. I’ve never seen anyone pitch like Lincecum that can throw the ball and get through the front leg. He has that stiff front leg.”

― Tom Seaver

“Language is wine upon the lips.”

― Virginia Woolf

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”

― W. C. Fields

“In France, I learned about wine and cheese.”

― Walter Wager

“I’m happy in Lululemon, with a glass of red wine, watching HGTV.”

― Wendy Davis

“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

“To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue.”

― William F. Buckley, Jr.

“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

“O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.”

― William Shakespeare

“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

“I love wine tasting in Napa. I don’t have a huge collection, but the bottles I do have are special.”

― Yuan Yuan Tan

“I think I’m like wine. The older I get, the better I get.”

― Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I’m like the wine. The older I get, the better I get.”

― Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I’m a big fan of a great glass of red wine and a delicious bowl of pasta made from scratch.”

― Zoe McLellan
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