37 Wine Quotes to Keep You Inspired 

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The Best Wine Quotes on the Internet 

Wine quotes are like a good glass of wine – they can truly take your day from good to great. Over the years, philosophers, influential leaders, authors, poets, and people of notoriety have shared their thoughts on our good friend vino. Here are the best wine quotes to share with friends, family, and wine lovers in your life. 

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Wine Quotes to Keep Your Glass Full 

  1. “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne.” – John Maynard Keynes 
  1. “Wine is a passport to the world.” – Thom Elkjer 
  1. “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” – W.C. Fields
  1. “Wine and friends are a great blend.” – Ernest Hemingway
  1. “I’m like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often, but I’m well preserved.” – Rose Kennedy
  1. “Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.” – Anonymous
  1. “Be careful to trust a person who does not like wine.” – Karl Marx 
  1. “Wine is, perhaps, the closest thing the planet has to an elixir of life.” – Thom Elkjer
  1. “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin
  1. “Where there is no wine, there is no love” – Euripides
  1. “Wine is a living liquid containing no preservatives. Its life cycle comprises youth, maturity, old age, and death. When not treated with reasonable respect it will sicken and die.” – Julia Child
  1. “Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” –  Benjamin Franklin 
  1. “Either give me more wine or leave me alone.” – Rumi
  1. “Wine is bottled poetry.” – Robert Luis Stevenson
  1. “I want people to know their palate is a snowflake. We all like different things. Why should we all have the same taste in wines?” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  1. “Wine brings to light the hidden secrets of the soul” – Horace
  1. “In victory, you deserve Champagne. In defeat you need it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  1. “I think wine is such a big universe that it’s kind of like food – it’s intimidating to a lot of people, myself included.” – Padma Lakshmi
  1. “No poem was ever written by a drinker of water.” – Horace
  1. “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, Brida
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French gastronome (1755–1826)
  1. “A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.” – Clifton Fadiman
  1. “Champagne is appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.” – Madeline Puckette, 2010
  1. Wine can be a better teacher than ink, and banter is often better than books.” – Stephen Fry
  1. [Making wine] is like having children; you love them all, but boy, are they different.  – Bunny Finkelstein
  1. “I want to sit on my couch and drink wine and not change my pants for days at a time.” – Jennifer Lawrence
  1. “The best way to learn about wine is to drink it.” – Anonymous 
  1. “Wine… the intellectual part of the meal.” – Alexandre Dumas, French writer (1802–1870)
  1. “Selling wine is all about sizing people up, and it takes a certain amount of chutzpah. The tableside bottle sell is a very funny thing – you take a look at the guy’s blazer, what kind of shoes he’s wearing, what kind of broad he’s with. Is he trying to be a hero?” – Joe Bastianich
  1. “A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.” – Louis Pasteur 
  1. “A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow.” – Kathy Mattea
  1. “Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine”. – Thomas Aquinas
  1. “Wine is not just an object of pleasure, but an object of knowledge; and the pleasure depends on the knowledge”. – Roger Scruton 
  1. “You can be drinking the wine today, but picking the grapes tomorrow.” – Jonathan Tucker

In Vino Finito

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  1. “I only drink Champagne 🍾 two times, when I am in Love & when I am not.”
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