The funny side of wine

There are always days in our lives that make you search for the obscure and the silly… those days when you need to have a place where you can escape the concerns and frustrations that are making you crazy and allow the comical to take over.  Yesterday was one of those days.

So to that end, I went looking for some fun (and funny) wine quotes to use at the winery where I work.   I found a grouping, posted together originally (as far as I can tell) by a website called iloveindia ( that I thought fit the bill… I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

  • Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. – Benjamin Franklin
  • What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile. – William Sokolin
  • Wine is bottled poetry. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Wine gives a man nothing… it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost. – Samuel Johnson
  • Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion. – Ovid
  • The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust. – Diogenes
  • Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy. – Henry Fielding
  • This is one of the disadvantages of wine; it makes a man mistake words for thoughts. – Samuel Johnson
  • Wine is a peep-hole on a man. – Alcaeus
  • Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. – Bible quotes
  • Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used. – William Shakespeare
  • Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized. – Andre Simon
  • A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows. – George Bernard Shaw on wine
  • Sweetness belongs in the Mosel wine like the bubbles belong in the Champagne. – Nik Weiss
  • Appreciating old wine is like making love to a very old lady. It is possible. It can even be enjoyable. But it requires a bit of imagination. – Andre Tchelistcheff
  • Blind tastings are to wine what strip poker is to love. – Kermit Lynch
  • The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars. – Benjamin Franklin
  • What is better than to sit at the end of the day and drink wine with friends, or substitutes for friends! – James Joyce
  • If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good! – Cardinal Richelieu
  • Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it. – Anonymous
  • Where there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing. – Anonymous
  • I have enjoyed great health at a great age because everyday since I can remember I have consumed a bottle of wine except when I have not felt well. Then I have consumed two bottles. – Bishop of Seville
  • Compromises are for relationships, not wine. – Sir Robert Scott Caywood
  • Beer is made by men, wine by God! – Martin Luther
  • Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. – Pope John XXIII
  • Life is too short to drink bad wine. – Anonymous
  • If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul. – Clifton Fadiman
  • I made wine out of raisins so I wouldn’t have to wait for it to age. – Steven Wright

Remember… wine doesn’t have to be part of every day in your life, but it can certainly make every day of your life a little sweeter, a little brighter, and a little lighter.   And with that, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes, which I found on Pinterest.


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