25 Great Quotes About Wine

Wine Enthusiast wine glasses with red wine

There’s a reason that poets, philosophers, and novelists have been writing about wine for thousands of years. Perhaps there’s no words that fully encapsulate the feeling you get while enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir with your friends, or the magic that comes with uncorking a bottle to enjoy with dinner after a long day. It doesn’t just taste good. Wine helps to punctuate some of the best moments in life – whether that’s celebrating a big milestone, or finding joy in the small moments. 

No matter what the occasion, this guide includes some of my favorite quotes about wine that will help you better define the moment. 

Funny Wine Quotes


  • “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” — W.C. Fields
  • “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” — Joan Collins
  • “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.” — Benjamin Franklin
  • “Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.” — Basil Bunting
  • “A meal without wine is called breakfast.” – Unknown

Classy Wine Quotes


  • “Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” – Michael Broadbent
  • “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 
  • “In victory, you deserve Champagne. In defeat you need it.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “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, Paris Spleen 
  • “If reassurances could dull pain, nobody would ever go to the trouble of pressing grapes.” ― Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Aging Like Fine Wine Quotes


  • “I’m like a fine wine. I get better with age. The best is yet to come.” – Richelle Mead
  • “Men are like a fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it’s our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you’d like to have dinner with.” – Jill Shalvis 
  • “The depth of experience fine wine can bring to a dinner, particularly a bottle that has been through the past 100 years, makes you take stock of your own life.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • “Fine‎ wine is a living liquid … Its life comprises youth, maturity, old age, and death.” – Julia Child
  • “Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” – Pope John XXIII
Paige and her friends enjoying wine in a vineyard

Quotes about Wine & Friends


  • “Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.” ― Francis Bacon
  • “Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.” – Tom Waits
  • “As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.” – Cicero
  • “Here’s to the nights we will never remember with the friends who’ll never forget.” – Unknown 
  • “A real friend reaches for your hand and puts a wine glass in it.” – Unknown 

Happy Hour Quotes


  • “Wine a little and you’ll feel better.” – Unknown
  • “Why limit happy to an hour?” – W.C. Fields
  • “Jobs: Those annoying eight hours before happy hour.” — Unknown
  • “I work until beer o’clock.” — Stephen King
  • “Live every hour like it’s happy hour.” — Unknown


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