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18 of The Best Wine Quotes

“Wine is sunlight held together by water.” – Galileo

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

“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

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

“Language is wine upon the lips.” – Virginia Woolf

“Wine is bottled poetry.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” — Hannibal Lecter, The Silence of the Lambs

“In victory, you deserve Champagne. In defeat you need it.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

“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

“What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.” – Thomas Moore

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

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” –Robert Fripp

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

“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

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

“I like to drink wine more than I used to.”—Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather

“I regard those as wise who employ old wine freely and study old stories.” — Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus), Roman playwright, 254-184 B.C

“Chi ha pane e vino, sta meglio del suo vicino.”(“Who has bread and wine is better off than his neighbor.”) – Italian proverb