115 Wine Quotes for Aficionados of the Noble Grapes


Are you a wine enthusiast? For the connoisseurs of grape berry juice, we have picked a fine selection of famous wine quotes from cinematography and literature. P.S.: as a side dish, we recommend these inspiring leadership quotes from truly exceptional individuals.

Wine is a captivating beverage that is surrounded by an air of mystery. Opening a wine bottle is so much more than simply unscrewing the cork. It is a small journey through space and time.

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”
Ernest Hemingway

A wine of decent quality has the almost magical ability to invite you on a time travel adventure back to its roots. When you drink the beverage made from berries, it transports you back in time to the place and year of its vinification. There are not many other food items that are able to take you back decades in time.

Wine quotes

These wine quotes pay hommage to perhaps the most elegant and mysterious beverage

Aside from its marvelous time aspect, wine also provides a distinct feature of regional differences in taste. Thanks to the influence of a vineyard’s soil on its flavor, territorial differences can be spotted relatively quickly even if you’re not a connoisseur.

Wine does not only take you on a time travel but it also sets a sophisticated mood for a delicious dinner or an inspiring evening with your friends. As such, wine brings us together with people we like and allows us to unwind so that the evening can unfold.

115 Wine Quotes for Aficionados of the Noble Grapes

Wine provides a rich variety of many different aromas and flavors. Even more astonishing is how one wine can vary so greatly in taste than another one. Thanks to different vinification and fermentation processes, the chemical processes that produce the rich flavors of a wine form a myriad of different flavors.

It’s not always easy to put adequate words to the phenomenon of the delicious aroma compounds of wine. Luckily, some of the greatest writers, philosophers, and adventurers shared a deep affection for wine. As such, these individuals have found beautifully eloquent words to describe their love for wine. To help you save a lot of time, we have collected some of the most beautiful white quotes of all time.

Enjoy reading! As an extra, we have also listed a couple of funny wine quotes for you.

Here’s our selection of the finest wine quotes


“In wine, there’s truth.”
Pliny the Elder

Truth in wine quote


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

A bottle of wine quote


“The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.”
Thomas Love Peacock

Juice of the grape quote


“A bottle of wine is the ultimate distillation of time and place; a poetic expression of individuality itself.”
Amor Towles

Quote about a bottle of wine


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

Quotes about wine


“Wine is like many of the fine experiences in life which take time and experience to extract their full pleasure and meaning.”
Douglas Preston


“Wine is drinkable sunlight. It’s the most glorious summer’s day imaginable, captured in a bottle. Wine can be a melody in a cut-glass goblet, but it can also be a cacophony in a dirty tumbler, or a rainy autumn night, or a funeral march that scorches your tongue.”
Walter Moers


“Wine is bottled poetry.”
Erin Morgenstern


“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.”
Andre Simon


“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”
Paulo Coelho


“Wine makes all things possible.”
George R.R. Martin


“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.”


“At times we ought to drink even to intoxication, not so as to drown, but merely to dip ourselves in wine, for wine washes away troubles and dislodges them from the depths of the mind and acts as a remedy to sorrow as it does to some diseases. The inventor of wine is called Liber, not from the license which he gives to our tongues but because he liberates the mind from the bondage of cares and emancipates it, animates it and renders it more daring in all that it attempts.”


“Wine is like the incarnation – it is both divine and human”
Paul Tillich


“Wine is, in fact, one of the most complex of all beverages: the fruit of a soil, climate, and vintage, digested by a fungus through a process guided by the culture, vision, and skill of an individual man or woman.”
Neel Burton


“Occasionally I have a glass of red wine. I don’t consider it an alcoholic drink. I consider it a holy drink, something that can also be used as a curative.”
Novak Djokovic


“There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don’t think all ecstasies are the same!”
Jalaluddin Rumi


“Crafting a glass of fine wine is nothing less than a very intentional, almost sacrificial, act of love.”
Nicole Baart


“Wine [is]a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.”
Benjamin Franklin


“The simplest definition of a great bottle of wine is when you feel sad because the bottle is empty.”
Tony Margiotta


“Beer is made by men, wine by God.”
Martin Luther


“His lips drink water but his heart drinks wine.”
E.E. Cummings


“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters… But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
Charles Baudelaire


“Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of cares”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Just like literature, wine takes time to learn. That would be learning about the grapes and their characteristics. Then, once we master our letters, we need to learn the arrangements of letters, the pronunciation, the grammar, the structure of sentences. Now we can read. In wine, that would be the stage when we start noticing differences between two reds. You no longer drink wine: you start drinking this wine.”
Olivier Magny


“You can only know a good wine if you have first tasted a bad one.”
Paulo Coelho


“Drink freely the wine life offers you and don’t worry how much you spill.”
Marty Rubin


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


“White wine is like electricity. Red wine looks and tastes like a liquified beefsteak.”
James Joyce


“If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us out of the imminent night”
D. H. Lawrence


“So much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have some bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts.”
Alexandre Dumas


“Wine displaced beer to become the most civilized and sophisticated of drinks—a status it has maintained ever since, thanks to its association with the intellectual achievements of Ancient Greece.”
Tom Standage


“The rich want good wine, the poor, plenty of wine.”


“I need coffee to help me change the things I can… and wine to help me accept the things I can’t!”
Tanya Masse


“All worries are less with wine.”
Amit Kalantri


“Philosophy is like wine. There are good years and bad years but, in general, the older the better.”
Eric Weiner


“Anyone can produce a blend full of complexity, but a monovarietal that exudes complex layers is a sign of a master winemaker.”
Tony Margiotta


“True love is like wine, it gets stronger with age.”
Farid F. Ibrahim


“If there was any magic in this world that was not magic, it was wine.”
Lev Grossman


“There’s wisdom in wine.”
Jack Kerouac


“For at the end of the day, what matters is never the wine, it’s always the moment; it’s always the people.”
Olivier Magny


“Wisdom is like a fermented wine. It’s only appreciated when shared.”
Andrew-Knox Kaniki


“A poet once said, ‘The whole universe is in a glass of wine.’„
Richard P. Feynman


“Let us drink wine to remember what kind of mystical beauties life offers us and to comprehend what sort of magic potions existence has!”
Mehmet Murat ildan


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


“There are two distinct aspects to Communion wine: one aspect is the wine itself, the other is the idea of communion. Wine is certainly warming, but communion is a great deal more so.”
Franny Billingsley


“Men are like wine-some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”
Saint Pope John Paul II


“Great wine works wonders and is itself one.”
Edward Steinberg


“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
Nikos Kazantzakis


“Life is not worth living without really good wine.”
Yuval Noah Harari


“I could smell garlic, butter, and wine – the world’s most delicious flavor combination. It made me feel warm, like the first few sips of wine always do.”
Sarah Jio


“For the wine of Clochemerle is at once exquisite and treacherous; it charms first the nose, then the palate, finally the entire man. Mark well that if it makes a man drunk it does not do so malignantly. It produces an enchanting light-heartedness, an intellectual sparkle which liberates the drinker from the constraints and conventions which bind him in his daily life.”
Gabriel Chevallier


“As I washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”
Ernest Hemingway


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


“I can see no reason why anyone should ever go into a cellar unless there is wine involved.”
Rachel Hawkins


“Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.”
Francis Bacon


“Studying wine taught me that there was a very big difference between soil and dirt: dirt is to soul what zombies are to humans. Soil is full of life, while dirt is devoid of it.”
Olivier Magny


“This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.”
Samuel Johnson


“Everything’s better with some wine in the belly.”
George R.R. Martin


“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine… It’s summertime!”
Kenny Chesney


“Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary…”
Ernest Hemingway


“Wine is a grand thing. It makes you forget all the bad.”
Ernest Hemingway


“I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.”
Oliver Goldsmith


“There must be always wine and fellowship or we are truly lost.”
Ann Fairbairn


“A glass of wine in one’s hand is rather like a jewel, isn’t it, a large, liquid one?”
Marie Rutkoski


“I have drunken deep of joy, and I will taste no other wine tonight.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley


“Love is like wine, drink it as you rhyme.”
Santosh Kalwar


“No wine can be regarded as unimportant, my friend, since the marriage at Cana.”
Graham Greene


“Wine blind tasting is the best phenomenology, phenomenology par excellence, returning us from our heads into the world, and, at the same time, teaching us the methods of the mind.”
Neel Burton


“One drop of wine is enough to redden a whole glass of water.”
Victor Hugo


“That is the other incredible thing about wine, that it brings people together, makes them share with one another, laugh with one another, fall in love with one another and with the world around them.”
Neel Burton


“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”
Galileo Galilei


“With bread and wine you can walk your road.”
Spanish Proverb


“The wine – it made her limbs lose and liquid, made her feel that a hummingbird had taken the place of her heart.”
Jodi Picoult


“Wine, for serious drunks, enjoys only a limited success. There is, concerning inebriation, black magic, and white magic; wine is only white magic.”
Victor Hugo


“There is no wine so sweet as wine taken from a foe.”
George R.R. Martin


“If the wine drinker
has a deep gentleness in him,
he will show that when drunk.
But if he has hidden anger and arrogance,
those appear.”


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


“The Vintner’s Guide to Precisely Categorizing the Wines of France mentioned all sorts of incredibly nuanced aromas in very expensive wine: slate, bark, cherries, strange herbs, all of which she had to imagine, since cider and local vin ordinaire were all they had in the village.”
Liz Braswell


“Sometimes I ask myself how autumn smells? My answer: it’s the smell of the autumn leaves firework and red wine.”
Bryanna Reid


“Saying goodbye to a lover is like giving them the last wine drop in a glass about to break.”
Farid F. Ibrahim


“He wrote her name in wine. So she showered his soul in stardust.”
Hillary Wen


“The only way of rendering life endurable is to drink as much wine as one can come by.”
James Branch Cabell


“Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.”
Sean O’Casey

Funny wine quotes


“The worst gift I was given is when I got out of rehab that Christmas; a bottle of wine. It was delicious.”
Craig Ferguson


“Never cook with a wine you wouldn’t drink. Though I guess that presupposes that there is a wine I wouldn’t drink.”
Lev Grossman


“Wine makes even the worst culinary disaster taste delicious.”
Bob Blumer


“If your arteries are good, eat more ice cream. If they are bad, drink more red wine. Proceed thusly.”
Sandra Byrd


“It is no coincidence that, on all four sides, in all four corners, the borders of the Roman Empire stopped where wine could no longer be made.”
Neel Burton


“Most people whom you may view as wine experts are usually just good at one thing: winemakers are good at making wine, sommeliers at talking about it, and wine journalists at drinking it for free.”
Olivier Magny


“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.”
Benjamin Franklin


“Wine is to women as duct tape is to men, it fixes everything.”
Comic Strip Mama


“Life’s too short to drink cheap wine.”
Cliff Hakim


“Wine is the nurse of old age.”


“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything… They just drink wine.”
Comic Strip Mama


“Wine grapes are as sensitive to assaults as authors.”
Adam Gopnik


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


“You were like fine wine, but cheap wine gets you drunk faster.”
Dominic Riccitello


“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”


“I prefer my water in wine form.”
P.C. Cast


“With wine ideas flow, without ideas wine flows.”
Michele Jennae


“The first kiss and the first glass of wine are the best.”
Marty Rubin


“You are trying to lure us into revealing information you’re not entitled to? With chocolate and wine? Are you amateurs?”
Moira J. Moore


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


“What chance does logic have against a glass of wine and a kiss?”
Marty Rubin


“Ah, wine. Wine was my friend. Wine understood me. Wine knew that it was entirely possible to be one hundred percent happy for your sisters and also ten percent jealous, because Wine does not care about mathematics.”
Melanie Harlow


“I’ve heard that men are like fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it’s up to women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.”
Jill Shalvis


“Come with me while the wine shop is still open. We are dizzy with meeting each other.”


“The English seem to think drinking wine is like committing adultery, something you do rarely and abroad.”
William Nicholson


“The first duty of wine is to be red. Don’t talk to me of your white wines.”
Henry Murger


“A German wine label is one of the things life’s too short for.”
Kingsley Amis


“Most days I juggle everything quite well, on the other days there’s always red wine.”
Rachael Bermingham


“There is truth in wine, but you never see it listed in the ingredients on the label”
Josh Stern


“Today is the time of my youth
I drink wine because it is my solace;
Do not blame me, although it is bitter it is pleasant,
It is bitter because it is my life.”
Omar Khayyam


“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

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