Wine words

Thought I’d start the first post in 2011 with some famous wine quotes (pictured is Bacchus, the God of wine).

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

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

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.”

“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

“Wine has been a part of Civilized Life for some seven thousand Years. It is the Only beverage that Feeds the Body, Soul and Spirit of man and at the Same Time Stimulates the Mind.” Robert Mondavi, “Harvests Of Joy,” Autobiography

“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

“He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.” Johann Heinrich Voss

“Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach.” Spanish saying

“In water one sees one’s own face; But in wine, one beholds the heart of another.” Old French proverb

“Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.” 1 Timothy, 5:23

“Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.” The Proverbs, 31:6-7


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