Wine Quotes

Some of my favourite wine quotes:

<– Picture to left is of Bacchus (to Romans) or aka Dionysus, Greek God of Wine, Intoxication, and Ecstacy. He was the liberator to free oneself by ritual of ecstacy or wine, and seen as a "womanish" man. He had an entourage of many, and festivals held in honour of him were famous for being so fun, exciting, and wild. He travelled, teaching men the culture of the vine and also about the mysteries of his cult of attempting to merge his identity with nature. Bacchus is also a grape variety grown in Germany and England.

“In Victory, You Deserve Champagne, In Defeat, You Need It.” – Napoleon

“If Your Heart is Warm with Happiness, You’ll need a glass – if Sorrow Chills Your Heart, Have Two!

When Lily Bollinger was asked “When do you drink champagne?”, she replied:
“I only drink champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad.
Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory.
I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am.
Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”

“Remember Gentlemen, it’s Not Just France We Are Fighting For, it’s Champagne!”
Winston S. Churchill, 1918

“Age Appears to be best in Four things – old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”
L. Bacon

“Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used.”
William Shakespeare (Othello)

“Good wine needs no bush.”
William Shakespeare (As You Like It, Epilogue)

“Give me a bowl of wine,
In this I bury all unkindness.”
William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)

“Give me a bowl of wine:
have not that alacrity of spirit,
Nor cheer of mind, that I was wont to have.”
William Shakespeare (Richard III).

“Wine is a good familiar creature if it be will used, exclaim no more against it.”
William Shakespeare (Othello)


2 thoughts on “Wine Quotes

  1. "I've been so bored since we moved here I've found myself drinking a glass of wine every day. I know doctors say you should drink a glass and a half but I just can't drink that much."- Marge Simpson

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