Wine Quotes and Quotes About Wine

Wine Quotes and Quotes About Wine

Wine Quotes and Quotes About Wine

A Nearly Exhaustive List

Wine has been around for as long as people have been looking for a way to celebrate, unwind, and just plain have fun. This collection of quotes is huge, and you’re sure to find one or two quips that tickle your funny bone. Feel free to peruse at your convenience and be sure to check out everything The Tipsy Grape has to offer from unique wine gifts to custom etched glassware, The Tipsy Grape has you covered.

There is not the hundredth part of the wine consumed in this kingdom that there ought to be. Our foggy climate wants help.


Northanger Abbey


Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter,

Sermons and soda-water the day after.


Don Juan


Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities

1 TIMOTHY, 5:23


There is a devil in every berry of the grape.

The Koran


Wine is the first weapon that devils use in attacking the young

St. Jerome


It is well to remember that 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.

Latin saying


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.

Medieval German saying


Wine ... cheereth God and man.

Judges, 9:13


A man cannot make him laugh - but that's no marvel; he drinks no wine.


Henry IV Part 2


Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,

A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou

Beside me singing in the Wilderness -

And Wilderness is Paradise enow.

The Rubiyaiyat of OMAR KHAYYAM

translated by Edward Fitzgerald


In vino veritas


Historia Naturalis


Wine is bottled poetry.



Poetry is devil's wine.



Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach

Spanish saying


The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations.

French proverb


I beg you come tonight and dine

A welcome waits you and sound wine

The Roederer chilly to a charm

As Juno's breasts the claret warm ...



I like best the wine drunk at the cost of others.



A sight of the label is worth 50 years experience.


Wine Tasting


The wine seems to be very closed-in and seems to have entered a dumb stage. Sort of a Marcel Meursault.



Burgundy for kings, champagne for duchesses, claret for gentlemen.

Anon French Proverb


He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.



God made only water, but man made wine.



Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.



What though youth gave love and roses age still leaves us friends and wine.



Up to the age of forty eating is beneficial. After forty, drinking.

The Talmud, 200BC


Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues.



The great evil of wine is that it first seizes the feet, it is a crafty wrestler.



Thou hast showed thy people hard things: Thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

The Book of Psalms, 60:3


Wine that maketh glad the heart of man.

The Book of Psalms, 104:15


Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging.

The Proverbs, 20:1


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.

The Proverbs, 31:6 - 7


A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

Ecclesiastes; or The Preacher, 10:19


How much better is thy love than wine!

The Song of Solomon, 4:10


Like the best wine . . . that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

The Song of Solomon, 7:9


They are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

The Book of the Prophet Isaiah, 29:9


Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.

The Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus, 9:10


Neither do men put new wine into old bottles.

The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, 9:17


Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake.

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy, 5:23


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.


The Odyssey, bk. XIV, l. 463


Wine is a peep-hole on a man.

Alcaeus c. 625 - c. 575 B.C.

Fragment 104


Bring water, bring wine, boy! Bring flowering garlands to me! Yes, bring them, so that I may try a bout with love.

Anacreon c. 570 - c. 480 B.C.

Fragment 27


It is better to hide ignorance, but it is hard to do this when we relax over wine.

Heraclitus c. 540 - c. 480 B.C.

On the Universe, fragment 108


Mankind . . . possesses two supreme blessings. First of these is the goddess Demeter, or Earth whichever name you choose to call her by. It was she who gave to man his nourishment of grain. But after her there came the son of Semele, who matched her present by inventing liquid wine as his gift to man. For filled with that good gift, suffering mankind forgets its grief; from it comes sleep; with it oblivion of the troubles of the day. There is no other medicine for misery.

Euripides c. 485 - 406 B.C.

The Bacchae [c. 407 B.C.], l. 274


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 c. 450 - 385 B.

Knights [424 B.C.], l. 92


You're walking by the tomb of Battiades,

Who knew well how to write poetry, and enjoy

Laughter at the right moment, over the wine.

Callimachus c. 300 - 240 B.C.

From The Greek Anthology [1973], PETER JAY, ed., no. 150, On Himself


It was a wine jar when the molding began:

as the wheel runs round why does it turn out a water pitcher?

Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus]

Epistles, bk. III (Ars Poetica) [c. 8 B.C.], l. 21


You need not hang up the ivy branch over the wine that will sell.

Publilius Syrus

Maxim 968


In vino veritas [In wine is truth].

Proverb quoted by PLATO,

Symposium 217


I intend to die in a tavern; let the wine be placed near my dying mouth, so that when the choirs of angels come, they may say, "God be merciful to this drinker!"

Walter Map [Mapes] c. 1140 - c. 1210

De Nugis Curialium


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 1283 - 1350

Tsurezure - Gusa (Essays in Idleness) [c. 1340]


Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in four things - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

Francis Bacon 1561 - 1626

Apothegms [1624], no. 97


I am falser than vows made in wine.

William Shakespeare 1564 - 1616

As You Like It [1599 - 1600], act III, sc. v, l. 73


O thou invisible spirit of wine! if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil!

William Shakespeare 1564 - 1616

Othello [1604 - 1605], act II, sc. iii, l. 285


Had I but died an hour before this chance

I had liv'd a blessed time; for, from this instant,

There's nothing serious in mortality,

All is but toys; renown and grace is dead,

The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees

Is left this vault to brag of.

William Shakespeare 1564 - 1616

Macbeth [1606], act II, sc. iii, l. 98


A cup of hot wine with not a drop of allaying Tiber in 't.

William Shakespeare 1564 - 1616

Coriolanus [1607 - 1608], act II, sc. i, l. 52


Drink to me only with thine eyes,

And I will pledge with mine;

Or leave a kiss but in the cup

And I'll not look for wine.

Ben Jonson c. 1573 - 1637

The Forest [1616], To Celia, st. 1


I may not here omit those two main plagues and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they go commonly together.

Robert Burton 1577 - 1640

The Anatomy of Melancholy [1621 - 1651], pt. I, sec. 2, member 3, subsec. 13


Is not old wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest, old wood burn brightest, old linen wash whitest? Old soldiers, sweethearts, are surest, and old lovers are soundest.

John Webster c. 1580 - c. 1625

Westward Hoe [1607], (in collaboration with DEKKER), act II, sc. ii


Outdid the meat, outdid the frolic wine.

Robert Herrick 1591 - 1674

Hesperides [1648], Ode for Ben Jonson


Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape

Crush'd the sweet poison of misused wine.

John Milton 1608 - 1674

Comus [1634], l. 46


When night

Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons

Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.

John Milton 1608 - 1674

Paradise Lost [1667], bk. I, l. 500


Thanks be to God, since my leaving drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.

Samuel Pepys 1633 - 1703

Diary, January 26, 1662


If all be true that I do think,

There are five reasons we should drink:

Good wine - a friend - or being dry -

Or lest we should be by and by -

Or any other reason why.

Henry Aldrich 1647 - 1710

Five Reasons for Drinking


Some of the most dreadful mischiefs that afflict mankind proceed from wine; it is the cause of disease, quarrels, sedition, idleness, aversion to labor, and every species of domestic disorder.

François de Salignac de la Mothe Fénelon 1651 - 1715

Télémaque [1699], bk. X


To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuffbox, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back.

Thomas [Tom] Brown 1663 - 1704

Laconics [1707]


I was going home two hours ago, but was met by Mr. Griffith, who has kept me ever since. . . . I will come within a pint of wine.

Sir Richard Steele 1672 - 1729

Letters to His Wife [Eleven at night, January 5, 1708]


From wine what sudden friendship springs!

John Gay 1685 - 1732

Fables, pt. II [1738], The Squire and His Cur


Fill ev'ry glass, for wine inspires us,

And fires us

With courage, love and joy.

Women and wine should life employ.

Is there ought else on earth desirous?

John Gay 1685 - 1732

The Beggar's Opera [1728], act II, sc. i, air 19


And we meet, with champagne and a chicken, at last.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1689 - 1762

The Lover [1748]


Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.

Samuel Johnson 1709 - 1784

From JAMES BOSWELL, Life of Johnson [1791], April 7, 1779


Did you ever hear of Captain Wattle?

He was all for love, and a little for the bottle.

Charles Dibdin 1745 - 1814

Captain Wattle and Miss Roe


Who does not love wine, women, and song

Remains a fool his whole life long.

Johann Heinrich Voss 1751 - 1826



What though youth gave love and roses,

Age still leaves us friends and wine.

Thomas Moore 1779 - 1852

National Airs [1815], Spring and Autumn, st. 1


Souls of Poets dead and gone,

What Elysium have ye known,

Happy field or mossy cavern,

Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern?

Have ye tippled drink more fine

Than mine host's Canary wine?

John Keats 1795 - 1821

Poems [1820], Lines on the Mermaid Tavern


Knowledge enormous makes a God of me.

Names, deeds, gray legends, dire events, rebellions,

Majesties, sovran voices, agonies,

Creations and destroyings, all at once

Pour into the wide hollows of my brain,

And deify me, as if some blithe wine

Or bright elixir peerless I had drunk,

And so become immortal.

John Keats 1795 - 1821

Poems [1820], Hyperion: A Fragment, bk. III, l. 113


Upon the first goblet he read this inscription, monkey wine; upon the second, lion wine; upon the third, sheep wine; upon the fourth, swine wine. These four inscriptions expressed the four descending degrees of drunkenness: the first, that which enlivens; the second, that which irritates; the third, that which stupefies; finally the last, that which brutalizes.

Victor Hugo 1802 - 1885

Les Misérables [1862], Cosette, bk. VI, ch. 9


I rather like bad wine . . . one gets so bored with good wine.

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield 1804 - 1881

Sybil; or, The Two Nations [1845], bk. I, ch. 1


A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,

A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou

Beside me singing in the Wilderness -

Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

Edward FitzGerald 1809 - 1883

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, st. 12


Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,

Before we too into the Dust descend;

Dust into Dust, and under Dust, to lie,

Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and - sans End!

Edward FitzGerald 1809 - 1883

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, st. 24


Woman is the lesser man, and all thy passions, match'd with mine,

Are as moonlight unto sunlight, and as water unto wine.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1809 - 1892

Locksley Hall [1842], l. 151


"It wasn't the wine," murmured Mr. Snodgrass, in a broken voice. "It was the salmon."

Charles Dickens 1812 - 1870

Pickwick Papers [1836-1837], ch. 8


For singing till his heaven fills,

'Tis love of earth that he instills,

And ever winging up and up,

Our valley is his golden cup,

And he the wine which over flows

To lift us with him as he goes.

George Meredith 1828 - 1909

The Lark Ascending [1881], l. 65


I tasted - careless - then -

I did not know the Wine

Came once a World - Did you?

Oh, had you told me so -

This Thirst would blister - easier - now -

Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886

No. 296 [c.1861], st. 3


When I demanded of my friend what viands he preferred,

He quoth: "A large cold bottle, and a small hot bird!"

Eugene Field 1850 - 1895

The Bottle and the Bird, st. 1


Let first the onion flourish there,

Rose among roots, the maiden-fair,

Wine-scented and poetic soul

Of the capacious salad bowl.

Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 - 1894

Underwoods [1887], Bk. I, In English. To a Gardener


I'm only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler. I don't like beer.

George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950

Candida [1898], act III


To succeed you must add water to your wine, until there is no more wine.

Jules Renard 1864 - 1910



I have eaten your bread and salt.

I have drunk your water and wine.

The deaths ye died I have watched beside

And the lives ye led were mine.

Rudyard Kipling 1865 - 1936

Departmental Ditties [1886], Prelude, st. 1


I struck the board, and cried, No more:

I will abroad.

What? shall I ever sigh and pine?

My lines and life are free; free as the road,

Loose as the wind, as large as store.


Shall I be still in suit?

Have I no harvest but a thorn

To let me blood, and not restore

What I have lost with cordial fruit?

Sure there was wine

Before my sighs did dry it; there was corn

Before my tears did drown it;

Is the year only lost to me?

Have I no bays to crown it?

George Herbert 1593 - 1633

The Temple [1633], The Collar


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.

William Butler Yeats 1865 - 1939

The Green Helmet and Other Poems [1910], A Drinking Song


Last night, ah, yesternight, betwixt her lips and mine

There fell thy shadow, Cynara! thy breath was shed

Upon my soul between the kisses and the wine;

And I was desolate and sick of an old passion,

Yea, I was desolate and bowed my head:

I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.

Ernest Dowson 1867 - 1900

Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae [1896], st. 1


I cried for madder music and for stronger wine,

But when the feast is finished and the lamps expire,

Then falls thy shadow, Cynara! the night is thine.

Ernest Dowson 1867 - 1900

Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae [1896], st. 4


They are not long, the days of wine and roses;

Out of a misty dream

Our path emerges for a while, then closes

Within a dream.

Ernest Dowson 1867 - 1900

Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam [1896]


And Noah he often said to his wife when he sat down to dine,

"I don't care where the water goes if it doesn't get into the wine."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton 1874 - 1936

Wine and Water


How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. . . . All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple, frugal heart.

Nikos Kazantzakis 1883 - 1957

Zorba the Greek [1946], ch. 7


What is man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set, ingenious machine for turning with infinite artfulness, the red wine of Shiraz into urine?

Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen] 1885 - 1962

Seven Gothic Tales [1934], The Dreamers


I get no kick from champagne.

Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all,

So tell me why should it be true

That I get a kick out of you.

Cole Albert Porter 1891 - 1964

Anything Goes [1934], I Get a Kick Out of You


It's a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.

James Thurber 1894 - 1961

Caption for cartoon in The New Yorker


There is a tavern in the town,

And there my true love sits him down,

And drinks his wine with laughter and with glee,

And never, never thinks of me.



Con pan y vino se anda el camino [With bread and wine you can walk your road].

Anonymous: Spanish Proverb


Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.



A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds.

Chinese proverb


Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.



"Hey Man, I'm drinking wine, eating cheese and catching some rays."

Donald Sutherland as Oddball

in "Kelly's Heros"


"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence"

Robert Fripp


An old wine-bibber having been smashed in a railway collision, some wine was poured on his lips to revive him." Pauillac, 1873," he murmured and died.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914),

"The Devil's Dictionary", 1911


Hail, high Excess especially in wine,

To thee in worship do I bend the knee

Who preach abstemiousness unto me

My skull thy pulpit, as my paunch thy shrine.

Precept on precept, aye, and line on line,

Could ne'er persuade so sweetly to agree

With reason as thy touch, exact and free,

Upon my forehead and along my spine.

At thy command eschewing pleasure's cup,

With the hot grape I warm no more my wit;

When on thy stool of penitence I sit

I'm quite converted, for I can't get up.

Ungrateful he who afterward would falter

To make new sacrifices at thine altar!

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914),

"The Devil's Dictionary", 1911


Fill up, fill up, for wisdom cools

When e'er we let the wine rest.

Here's death to Prohibition's fools,

And every kind of vine-pest!

Jamrach Holobom


WINE, n.Fermented grape-juice known to the Women's Christian Union as "liquor," sometimes as "rum." Wine, madam, is God's next best gift to man.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914),

"The Devil's Dictionary", 1911


"Despair is vinegar from the wine of hope."

Austin O'Malley


"The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever."



"It is is better for pearls to pass through the lips of swine than good wine to pass through the lips of the indifferent"

Mark Luedtke


"In water one sees one's own face; But in wine, one beholds the heart of another."

An Old Frech proverb

courtesy of Bob Higgins


"Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of care."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Movie and TV Lines


The following were derived from, courtesy of Bob Ross:


"Why do you take aspirin with champagne?"

Ivan in Author! Author! (1982)


"Oh, champagne gives me a headache."

Alice in Author! Author! (1982)


"Ah. Fortune smiles. Another day of wine and roses. Or, in your case, beer and pizza!"

Two-Face in Batman Forever (1995)


"Oh, we could give it a try. I'll bring the wine, you bring your scarred psyche."

Chase in Batman Forever (1995)


"You know. Wine drinkers. Pea soup eaters. French Canadians!"

Highway Patrolman in Canadian Bacon (1994)


"Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!"

Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971)


"Mr. Alexander: Try the wine!"

Alexander in A Clockwork Orange (1971)


"You’d be surprised how much fun you can have sober. When you get the hang of it."

Joe (Jack Lemmon) in Days of Wine and Roses (1962)


"I don't smoke, I only drink champagne when I'm lucky enough to get it, my hair is naturally natural, I live alone...and so do you."

Bunny Watson in Desk Set (1957)


"This is very old wine. I hope you will like it."

Count Dracula in Dracula (1931)


"I never drink wine."

Count Dracula in Dracula (1931)


"I'm drinking wine...and eating chicken! And it's good!"

Dracula in Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)


"Where do you keep your champagne? Near the furnace?"

Lord Rutledge in Dunston Checks In (1996)


"Hey Cool, don't drink that wine, it struck me blind!"

King Blues in Flip Out (1983)


"I can certainly see you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here wouldn't know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret."

Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) in Fawlty Towers


"All these weddings, all these years, all that blasted salmon and Champagne and here I am on my own wedding day, and I'm... eh... em... eh... still thinking."

Charles in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)


[Bond has just been surprised by the double agent, Grant.] "Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something."

Bond in From Russia with Love (1963)


"I like to drink wine more than I used to."

Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972)


"My dear girl, there are some things that just aren't done, such as drinking Dom Perignon '53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That's just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs!"

Bond in Goldfinger (1964)


"It's the same things your whole life. 'Clean up your room!', 'Stand up straight!', 'Pick up your feet!', 'Take it like a man!', 'Be nice to your sister!', 'Don't mix beer and wine, ever!'. Oh yeah, 'Don't drive on the railroad track!'"

Phil Connors in Groundhog Day (1993)


"God knows what you've unleashed on the unsuspecting South. It'll be wine, women, and song all the way with Ringo when he gets the taste for it."

Norm in A Hard Day's Night (1964)


"I would think it means that she wishes you to dine with her. I'd take my own wine if I were you!"

Herod in "I, Claudius" (1976) (mini)


"Won't you join me in a glass of wine?"

Peggy in International House (1933)


"I'm drinking some wine, eating some cheese, and catching some rays, you know..."

Oddball in Kelly's Heroes (1970)


"If Plato is a fine red wine, then Aristotle is a dry martini."

Chet in Kicking and Screaming (1995)


"Dynamite? It's like wine, it only gets better with age."

Tracker Lewis Gates in Last of the Dogmen (1995)


"More Brandy wine? They were boiling it in Ireland before the snakes left!"

King Henry II in The Lion in Winter (1968)


"Sparkling Muscatel. One of the finest wines of Idaho."

Waiter in The Muppet Movie(1979)


"The last time that I trusted a dame was in Paris in 1940. She was going out to get a bottle of wine. Two hours later, the Germans marched into France."

Sam Diamond in Murder by Death (1976)


"I was in love with a beautiful blonde once. She drove me to drink; that's the one thing I'm indebted to her for."

W. C. Fields in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break


"During one of my treks through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew. We were compelled to live on food and water for several days."

Cuthbert J. Twillie (W.C.Fields) in My Little Chickadee (1940)


"This is a red wine glass. Can I have my water in a water glass?"

The Griffin Mill in Player (1992)


"Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me..."

Vizzini in The Princess Bride (1987)


[A woman in taffeta is seen lighting candles for a formal dinner for two. She sits down at the table, lifts a wine glass and toasts an imaginary guest. Dining alone, in style, is used as a metaphor for loneliness and even madness.] Georgia Dullea.

Anonymous woman in Rear Window (1954)


"Hamlet's mother, she's the queen / Buys it in the final scene / Drinks a glass of funky wine / Now she's Satan's Valentine."

Soldiers chanting in Renaissance Man (1994)


"P.J. Pontiac: Lili, a sizzler at the Fol-de-Rol. A figure like champagne and a heart like the cork."

Pontiac in Scene of the Crime (1949)


"Champagne yes, philosophy no."

Kit Moresby in The Sheltering Sky (1990)


"The picnic was delicious, the wine was excellent, remind me to send the Cardinal a note."

Porthos in The Three Musketeers (1993)



Porthos in The Three Musketeers (1993)


[During a chase, in the Cardinal's own coach] Porthos: "For a chase, the Cardinal recommends his excellent '24 Cabernet." Porthos to D'Artagnan: "You can't have any, you're too young."

Porthos in the Three Musketeers


"I love waking up in the morning not knowing what I'm gonna do or who I'm gonna meet. Just yesterday I was sleeping under a bridge, and today I'm on the grandest liner in the world drinking champagne with you fine people. I'll have some more please."

Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997)


"I don't believe I've ever had French champagne before..."

Cassandra in Wayne's World (1992)


"Oh, actually all champagne is French, it's named after the region. Otherwise it's sparkling white wine. Americans of course don't recognize the convention so it becomes that thing of calling all of their sparkling white champagne, even though by definition they're not."

Benjamin Kane in Wayne's World (1992)


"I know I don't have his looks. I know I don't have his money. I know I don't have his connections, his knowledge of fine wines. I know sometimes when I eat I get this clicking sound in my jaw..."

Wayne Campbell in Wayne's World (1992)


"We want the finest wines available to humanity, we want them here, and we want them now!"

Withnail in Withnail and I (1987)


"What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?"

Larson E. Whipsnade (W.C. Fields) You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man (1939)