Famous Wine Quotes


W.C. Fields

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

Dean Martin

“If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.”

Johnny Depp

“Wino Forever.” (The tattoo once read “Winona Forever”)

Donald Sutherland

“I’m drinking some wine, eating some cheese, and catching some rays, you know…”
Oddball in Kelly’s Heroes (1970)

William F. Buckley

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

–Harpers Bazaar, Sept. 1979

Three Dog Night

“Couldn’t understand a single word he said but he sure had some mighty fine wine … and I helped him drink his wine.”

W.C. Fields

“What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?” Larson Whipsnade (W.C. Fields) You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man  (1939)

Steven Wright

“I made wine out of raisins so I wouldn’t have to wait for it to age. “

W.C. Fields

“Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”

“The picnic was delicious, the wine was excellent, remind me to send the Cardinal a note.”
Porthos in The Three Musketeers (1993)


Ernest Hemingway

” 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.” –A Moveable Feast

Benjamin Franklin

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

“Wine is bottled poetry.”


“Wine is sunlight held together by water.”

Louis Pasteur

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

Benjamin Franklin

” Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.”

Thomas Jefferson

“Good wine is a necessity of life for me.”

William Shakespeare

“Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used; exclaim no more against it.”     –Othello, Act II, Sc. 3, line 293

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