A selection of the most memorable and funny quotes about wine, perfect for your Instagram captions.
Wine has been a loyal companion to mankind for millennia.
It has inspired poets, philosophers and artists, it has been sung as a carrier of solace and truth, and it also appears in many funny quotes that capture the special relationship many have with Bacchus’ juice.
From ancient philosopher’s sayings to funny memes, these are the best quotes about wine – why not use them on a personalised gift for the wine lover, or simply caption your favourite wine snaps on Instagram?
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Wine Quotes for Instagram
“Wine improves with age: the older I get, the better I like it” – Anonymous
“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food” – W. C. Fields
“Life is too short to drink bad wine” – Anonymous
“Wine… the intellectual part of the meal” – A. Dumas
“Wine is bottled poetry” – R. L. Stevenson
“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world” – L. Pasteur
“In victory, you deserve champagne. In defeat, you need it” – Napoleon
“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” – P. Coelho
“Age is just a number. It is totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine” – J. Collins
“Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read” – F. Bacon
“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” – C. Baudelaire
“Wine is the only artwork you can drink” – L. F. Olaverri
“He who knows how to taste does not drink wine but savours secrets” – S. Dalì
“I like on the table, when we’re speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine” – P. Neruda
“If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us out of the imminent night” – D.H. Lawrence
“This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts” – S. Johnson
“To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.” – New York Times, 1967
“Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin.” – Napoleon
“Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully” – G. Greene
“Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever” – Aristophanes
“Wine is like rain: when it falls on the mire it but makes it fouler, but when it strikes the good soil wakes it to beauty and bloom” – John May