Wine has never been just a alcoholic beverage; wine was praised by priests and by libertines, wine satisfied the creative thirst of Roman and Greek philosophers and hopeless thoughts of beggers. Here is a collection of quotes about wine by some of the most famous people of all times and their perception of this very special drink:

“Wine is like the incarnation-it is both divine and human.” ― Paul Tillich


“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” ― Paulo Coelho, Brida

“One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.” ― Charles Baudelaire

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

“it's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!” ― Kenny Chesney

“I should say upfront that I have never been in a cellar in my life. In fact, I can see no reason why anyone should ever go into a cellar unless there is wine involved.” ― Rachel Hawkins, Hex Hall

“Beer is made by men, wine by God.” ― Martin Luther

“I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.” ― Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield

“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.” ― Louis Pasteur

“Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after.” ― George Gordon Byron

“In wine, there's truth.” ― Pliny the Elder, Natural History

“I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine.” ― William Shakespeare, As You Like It

“Wine enters through the mouth, Love, the eyes. I raise the glass to my mouth, I look at you, I sigh.” ― W.B. Yeats

“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile” ― Homer