Wine Quotes

The following list of Wine Quotes was compiled from a variety of sources. If you have a wine quote you believe we should use, please let us know.

  • “Once, during my safari in Africa, someone forgot the corkscrew. We were compelled to live on food and water for several days.” –WC Fields
  • “Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.” –Ernest Hemingway
  • “Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” –Ben Franklin
  • “Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” –Pope John XIII
  • “In victory, you deserve wine. In defeat, you need it.” –Napoleon
  • “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy.” –Benjamin Franklin
  • “He who loves not wine, women, and song remains a fool his whole life long.” –Martin Luther
  • “I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” –WC Fields
  • “Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.” –Anonymous
  • “Beer is made by man, wine by God.” –Martin Luther
  • “Wine is the intellectual part of a meal.” –Alexander Dumas
  • “You haven’t drunk too much wine if you can still lie on the floor without holding on.” –Dean Martin
  • “No one that drinks old wine wants new; for he says, ‘The old is new.” –Luke 5:39
  • “A woman drove me to drink wine and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her.” –WC Fields

Two Glasses of Wine

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 glasses of wine…

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two glasses of wine from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

‘Now,’ said the professor, as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things; your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions; things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else; the small stuff.

If you put the sand into the jar first, he continued, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

The same goes for life: If you spend all your time and energy on the small Stuff. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18 holes. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first; the Things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.’

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the wine represented. The professor smiled.

‘I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of glasses of wine with a friend.’