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21 Fun Wine Quotes and Captions

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.”

-Ernest Hemingway

“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.”

-Louis Pasteur

“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”


“Wine & friends are a great blend.”

-Ernest Hemingway

“The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes of its secrets.”

-Salvador Dali

“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.”

-Alexander Fleming


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.”

-Joan Collins

“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

“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?”

-George Carlin

“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.”

-Lord Byron


“I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero.”

-Sophia Loren


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.