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Quotes about wine

  1. 1. As quoted…
  2. 2. <ul><li>God in His goodness sent the grapes, to cheer both great and small; little fools will drink too much, and great fools not at all. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Benwell, William S. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The soft extractive note of an aged cork being withdrawn has the true sound of a man opening his heart.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>--&quot;Journey to Wine in Victoria,&quot; Melbourne </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>&quot;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.&quot; --Proverbs 31:6-7 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Bishop of Seville </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;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.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>--Legendary </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Caywood, Sir Robert Scott </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Compromises are for relationships, not wine.&quot; </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Child, Julia </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Wine is a living liquid containing no preservatives. Its life cycle comprises youth, maturity, old age, and death. When not treated with reasonable respect it will sicken and die.&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>There are only two occasions when I drink Champagne, and these are: when I have game for dinner and when I haven't. Attributed to S. D. Churchill. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Claudel, Paul </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of Champagne.&quot; </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Cooper, Duff </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Writing in my sixty-fourth year, I can truthfully say that since I reached the age of discretion I have consistently drunk more than most people would say is good for me. Nor did I regret it. Wine has been for me a firm friend and a wise counsellor. Often...wine has shown me matters in their true perspective, and has, as though by the touch of a magic wand, reduced great disasters to small inconveniences. Wine has lit up for me the pages of literature, and revealed in life romance lurking in the commonplace. Wine has made me bold but not foolish; has induced me to say silly things but not to do them.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>--Old Men Forget </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Pelligrini, Angelo </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Nothing is so effective in keeping one young and full of lust as a discriminating palate thoroughly satisfied at least once a day.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>--The Unprejudiced Palate </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Pliny the Elder </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;It has become quite a common proverb that in wine there is truth.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>--&quot;Natural History,&quot; Book XIV, Sect. 141, 1st C. A.D. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Hugo, Victor </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;God made only water, but man made wine.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>--Les Contemplations (1856) </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and sigh. William Butler Yeats, Green Helmet and Other Poems. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Waugh, Harry </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The First Duty of wine is to be Red ... the second is to be a Burgundy&quot; </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Waugh, Evelyn </li></ul><ul><li>Port is not for the very young, the vain and the active. It is the comfort of age and the companion of the scholar and the philosopher. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>… that nectareous, delicious, precious, heavenly, joyful and divine liquor called wine. François Rabelais, Pantagruel , 1532. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Saintsbury, George </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;When [wines] were good they pleased my sense, cheered my spirits, improved my moral and intellectual powers, besides enabling me to confer the same benefits on other people.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>--Notes on a Cellar Book </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Scott, Andrew </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I'll never be able to afford it so I better buy it now.&quot; </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>&quot;Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used; exclaim no more against it.&quot; --Othello, Act II, Sc. 3, line 293 </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>&quot;Come I am tasting the stars!&quot; --Attributed by legend to Dom Pérignon (1638-1714) </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>&quot;When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing.&quot; --Ovid, &quot;The Art of Love&quot; (c. A.D. 8) </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Malvezin, Theophile </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Wine is made to be drunk as women are made to be loved; profit by the freshness of youth or the splendor of maturity; do not await decrepitude.&quot; </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>&quot;It sloweth age, it strengtheneth youth,it helpeth digestion,it abandoneth melancholie, it relisheth the heart, it lighteneth the mind, it quickenth the spirits, it keepeth and preserveth the head from whirling, the eyes from dazzling, the tongue from lisping, the mouth from snaffling, the teeth from chattering and the throat from rattling; it keepeth the stomach from wambling, the heart from swelling, the hands from shivering, the sinews from shrinking, the veins from crumbling, the bones from aching,and the marrow from soaking. --copied by Joseph Lyons from a 16th Century manuscript </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Latin saying </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;There can be no bargain without wine.&quot; </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Khayyam, Omar </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I wonder what the vintners buy one half so precious as the stuff they sell.&quot; </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Keynes, John Maynard </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne.&quot; </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>&quot;Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others.&quot; Samuel Johnson </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>‘ Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after.’ - Lord Byron - Don Juan </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>&quot;In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it.&quot; - Napoleon Bonaparte </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>“ I drink my 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'm not hungry and drink it when I am.  Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty”. -   Lily Bollinger, House of Bollinger </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>‘ There are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; one's present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason. </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>&quot;During one of my treks through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew. “We were compelled to live on food and water for several days.&quot; - Cuthbert J. Twillie, My Little Chickadee (1940) </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>&quot;A man who could sit under the shade of his own vine with his wife and his children about him and the ripe clusters hanging within their reach in such a climate as this and not feel the highest enjoyment, is incapable of happiness&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>James Busby, 1830 </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>&quot;Out in front of the Terminal bar there's a Thunderbird moving in a Muscatel sky&quot;. 'Nighthawk Postcards (From Easy Street)'. Tom Waits. </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>&quot;Madame, I never eat muscatel grapes.&quot; The Count of Monte Cristo . Alexandre Dumas. </li></ul>