Wine is something we intercept between juice and vinegar.
- Charles Massoud, Paumanok Vineyards
No nation is druken where wine is cheap, and none sober where the dearness of wine
substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.
- Thomas Jefferson
May God give you of heaven's dew and of earth's richness -- an abundance of grain and new wine.
-Isaac to his son Jacob in Genesis 27:28
Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin.
Wine connects man and nature and time in a way nothing else does.
- Hugh Johnson.
Wine ... offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly any other purely sensory thing which may be purchased.
- Ernest Hemingway.
Beer is made by men, wine by God!
- Martin Luther.
Where there is no wine there is no love.
Work is the scourge of the drinking classes.
A man is never drunk if he can lie on the floor without holding on.
- Joe E. Lewis
Vito Corleone: I like to drink wine more than I used to.
Michael Corleone: It's good for ya, Pop.
Vito Corleone: Anyway I'm drinkin' more.
(from the movie The Godfather)
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and
rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.
- Homer, The Odyssey
Drinking Alone Beneath the Moon
Surely, if heaven didn't love wine,
there would be no Wine star in heaven,
and if earth didn't love wine, surely
there would be no Wine Spring on earth.
Heaven and earth have always loved wine,
so how could loving wine shame heaven?
I hear clear wine called enlightenment,
and they say murky wine is like wisdom:
once you drink enlightenment and wisdom,
why go searching for gods and immortals?
Three cups and I've plumbed the great Way,
a jarful and I've merged with occurrence
appearing of itself. Wine's view is lived:
you can't preach doctrine to the sober.
- Li Po (circa 750 A.D)
In the world of wine collecting, the heralded light at the end of the tunnel is always a freight train,
bearing the next great "must-buy" vintage.
- Victor Hong
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