120 Classy Wine Quotes

Last Updated: December 18, 2022 by Team

Are you a wine lover looking for some wine quotes and captions to use for social media? From funny sayings to drop onto a birthday card to famous quotes about wine from legendary drinkers—Ernest Hemingway and Elizabeth Taylor appreciated their vino.

Below we’ve set 120 of the most classy wine quotes of all time in attractive fonts for you to share and showcase your love of wine. Enjoy!!

120 Fun Wine Quotes & Wine Captions For Instagram

Top 10 Wine Quotes

“Wine… the intellectual part of the meal.” – Alexandre Dumas

“Wine rejoices the heart of man, and joy is the mother of all virtues.” – Johann

“Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“One should write not unskillfully in the running hand, be able to sing in a pleasing voice, and keep good time to music; and, lastly, a man should not refuse a little wine when it is pressed upon him.” – Yoshida Kenko

“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.” – Charles Baudelaire

“There is nothing like wine for conjuring up feelings of contentment and goodwill. It is less of a drink than an experience, an evocation, a spirit. It produces sensations that defy description.” – Thomas Conklin

“There are many wines that taste great, but do not drink well.” – Michael Broadbent

“The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learnt to cultivate the olive and the vine.” – Thucydides

“The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A man will be eloquent if you give him good wine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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“Wine is a lifestyle.”

“Wine is, perhaps, the closest thing the planet has to an elixir of life.”

“Wine is wont to show the mind of man.” – Theogenis

“Wine is the thinking person’s health drink.” – Dr Phillip Norrie

“Wine is the thinking person’s health drink.”

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

“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Wine is the answer. I just don’t remember the question.”

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”

“Wine is not just an object of pleasure, but an object of knowledge; and the pleasure depends on the knowledge.”

“Wine is my spirit animal.”

“Wine is life.”

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Wine is bottled poetry.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Wine is a passport to the world.”

“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.”

The only thing I throwback on Thursdays is a glass of wine.

Funny Wine Quotes

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“The best way to learn about wine is in the drinking.” – Alexis Lichine

“Smile, there’s wine.”

“She gets to keep the chalet and the Rolls, I want the Montrachet.” – Forbes Magazine

“Save water, drink wine.”

“A meal without wine is called breakfast.”

“Age and glasses of wine should never be counted.”

“Anyone who tries to make you believe that he knows all about wines is obviously a fake.” – Leon Adams

“You only live once—so drink great wine.”

“You look like I need wine.”

“Working nine to wine.”

“With wine and hope, anything is possible.”

“Wine not?”

Wine. Juice With More Life Experience.

“Life is too short to drink bad wine.”

“Let’s go wine tasting on the couch.”

“Keep calm and pour on.”

“In dog wine, I’ve only had two glasses.”

“I am drinking the stars.” – Dom Pierre Pérignon

“Home is where the wine is.”

“Friends and wine… the older, the better.”

“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.” – Rumi

“According to chemistry, alcohol is a solution.”

“Pinotage has the heart of a lion and the tongue of a woman; after drinking a certain quantity you can talk forever and fight like the devil!”

“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.” – Lily Bollinger

Due to personal reasons I need wine.

Famous Wine Quotes

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“What wine goes with Captain Crunch?” – George Carlin

“What do friends and wine have in common? The older, the better.”

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” – Robert Fripp

“Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” – Pope John XXIII

“Madame, I may be drunk, but you are ugly, and tomorrow I will be sober.” – Winston Churchill

“We may lay in a stock of pleasures as we would lay in a stock of wine, but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.” – Eduardo Galeano

“We all need something to help us unwind at the end of the day. You might have a glass of wine, or a joint, or a big delicious blob of heroin to silence your silly brainbox of its witterings but there has to be some form of punctuation, or life just seems utterly relentless.” – Russell Brand

“In the order named, these are the hardest to control: Wine, Women, and Song.” – Franklin P. Adams

“I made a mental note to watch which bottle became empty soonest, sometimes a more telling evaluation system than any other.” – Gerald Asher

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” – Frank Sinatra

“A man, fallen on hard times, sold his art collection but kept his wine cellar. When asked why he did not sell his wine, he said, “A man can live without art, but not without culture.”

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” – Paulo Coelho

“Ask not what wine has done for you but rather what you are willing to do for some wine.”

“As long as we have wine, family holidays will be fine.”

“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” – Joan Collins

The best of friends don't care if your house is clean. They care if you have wine.

Classy Wine Quotes

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“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” – Andre Simon

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

“Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others.” – Samuel Johnson

“Whether wine is a nourishment, medicine or poison is a matter of dosage.” – Paracelsus

“It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”

“Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.” – Alexander Fleming

“Now is the time for drinking, now is the time to dance footloose upon the earth.”

“The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes of its secrets.”

“The best wines are the ones we drink together.”

“Wine brightens the life and thinking of anyone.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Wine a little and you’ll feel better.”

Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk!Rumi

“Wine & friends are a great blend.”

“Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.”

“Wine flies when you’re having fun.”

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” – W.C. Fields

“I can certainly see that you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here wouldn’t know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret.” – Basil Fawlty

“Coffee keeps me going until it’s acceptable to drink wine.”

“A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow.” – Kathy Mattea

“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.”

“All wines should be tasted. Some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”

“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.” – Evelyn Waugh


Fine Wine Quotes

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“There’s a Riesling for everything.”

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” – Mark Twain

“Today’s forecast: sunny with a chance of wine.”

“This home runs on love, laughter, and really good wine.”

“In victory, you deserve champagne; in defeat, you need it.” – Many sources

“If a life of wine, women and song becomes too much, give up the singing.”

“Champagne is the wine of civilisation… the oil of government.” – Winston Churchill

“Champagne is appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.” – Madeline Puckette

“Before I was born my mother was in great agony of spirit and in a tragic situation. She could take no food except iced oysters and champagne. If people ask me when I began to dance, I reply ‘In my mother’s womb, probably as a result of the oysters and Champagne.’” – Attributed to Isadora Duncan

“It takes a lot of good beer to make great wine” – Brian O’Donnell, Winemaker of Belle Pente

“It [good wine] should start and end with a smile.” – William Sokolin

“In vino veritas (In wine there is truth).” – Alcaeus

“Beer is made by men, wine by God.”

“Age appears best in four things: Old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.”

Life's short, buy the good wine.

Wine Quotes Love

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“Where there is no wine there is no love.” – Euripides

“Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter… sermons and soda-water the day after.” – George Byron

“Love, like wine, gets better with time.”

“Love the wine you’re with.”

“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

“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.”

“I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.”

“He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.” – Martin Luther


Aging Like Fine Wine Quotes

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“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 counselor. 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.” – Duff Cooper

“When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.” – Aristophanes

“Nothing is so effective in keeping one young and full of lust as a discriminating palate thoroughly satisfied at least once a day.” – Angelo Pellegrini

“Nothing is so effective in keeping one young and full of lust as a discriminating palate thoroughly satisfied at least once a day.”

“My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink enough Champagne.”

“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.”

“Happiness is a well-stocked wine cabinet and a closet full of shoes.”

“Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of cares.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” – Michael Broadbent

“Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved.”

“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.”

“A restaurant wine list is praised and given awards for reasons that have little to do with its real purpose, as if it existed only to be admired passively, like a stamp collection. A wine list is good only when it functions well in tandem with a menu.” – Gerald Asher

I need a glass of wine. Or a bottle. Or a winery in Italy.

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