The Ultimate Wine Quotes Collection

Wine has been part of the human lifestyle for thousands of years. Winemaking and wine consumption have become an integral part of our culture. No matter where you live, a glass of wine carries meaning. As humans, we are constantly telling ourselves stories about wine. Wine has become more than just a drink; it’s a reflection of ourselves. Wine is one of the oldest beverages on earth and the relationship between man and grape dates back thousands of years. Billions of words have been spoken about wine over the millennia.

We have gathered for you the best of these. You can find hundreds of inspiring, funny or wise quotes about wine below. The number of wine quotes is constantly expanding, we plan to never stop.

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Consider that before you next enjoy a glass of wine. Whether you are celebrating a big event or just having lunch at home, make sure to have a glass in hand.

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Edward Young

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

Logan Pearsall Smith

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

W.C. Fields

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

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine, and be saved.

Medieval German saying

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.

Louis Pasteur

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

John Keats

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

If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us out of the imminent night.

D. H. Lawrence

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

Bryanna Reid

A vine bears three grapes, the first of pleasure, the second of drunkenness, and the third of repentance.

Diogenes Laërtius

Enjoying fine food and wine at the family table, surrounded by your loved ones and friends, is not just joy – it’s one of the highest forms of living.

Robert Mondavi

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

Joan Collins

Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.

Benjamin Franklin

Dry red wines

Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.

Alexander Fleming

Wine… the intellectual part of the meal.

Alexandre Dumas

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.

Louis Pasteur

Wine makes all things possible.

George R.R. Martin

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.

Benjamin Franklin

Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.

Andre Simon

Life’s too short to drink cheap wine…

Cliff Hakim

Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.

Michael Broadbent

If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul.

Clifton Fadiman

The first kiss and the first glass of wine are the best.

Marty Rubin

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

Kathy Mattea

Wine is the intellectual part of a meal. Meats are merely the material part.

Alexander Dumas

Wine is like the incarnation–it is both divine and human.

Paul Tillich

Like human beings, a wine’s taste is going to depend a great deal on its origins and its upbringing.

Linda Johnson-Bell

Wine is sunlight, held together by water.

Galileo Galilei

Beer is made by men, wine by God.

Martin Luther

Wine is life.


Wine is the only artwork you can drink.

Luis Fernando Olaverri

God had made only water, but man made wine.

Victor Hugo