Do you enjoy fun quotations about wine?
Wine has proven to be a source of inspiration for many writers and famous folks over time. Certainly, we love to talk about it on our Tuscany wine tours.
From funny wine sayings to the perfect wine captions for Instagram, we’ve gathered some of the best wine quotes for you here. And naturally, we’ve added a few of our favorite Italian wine proverbs. Saluti!
Short Wine Quotes and Wine Captions
“Wine is bottled poetry.”
–Robert Louis Stevenson
“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.”
“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.”
“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”
“Wine & friends are a great blend.”
“The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes of its secrets.”
“Wine is sunlight held together by water.”
“Life is too short to drink bad wine.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.”
Quotes about wine and aging
“Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”
-Pope John XXIII
“Age is just a number. It’s irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”
“Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”
“I’m like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often, but I’m well preserved.”
– Rose Kennedy, on her 100th birthday
Funny wine quotes
“I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food.”
-W. C. Fields
“What wine goes with Captain Crunch?”
“No poem was ever written by a drinker of water.”
“Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter,
Sermons and soda-water the day after.”
“I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero.”
Classic Italian wine sayings and proverbs
Nella botte piccola c’è il vino buono
Translation: In small barrels, there’s good wine. In other words, good things come in small packages.
Il vino fa buon sangue
Translation: Good wine makes good blood. This is a common Italian wine saying that wine during the meal will keep you healthy.
In vino veritas
Translation: In wine, there is truth. Or, in some cases, wine makes people tell the truth!
Join us for one of our wine tours from Florence. We promise to tell the truth about the best Tuscan wines that you should try.