Wine making is my hobby, so I have of course collected a lot of proverbs and quotes about wine.

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'It wasn't the wine,' murmured Mr. Snodgrass, in a broken voice. 'It was the salmon.' (Somehow or other, it never is the wine, in these cases.)
Charles Dickens
Source: The Pickwick Papers

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.
Louis Pasteur

A place where the beer flows like wine, where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. A little place called Aspen.
(unknown author)
Source: Movie: Dumb and Dumber

Age improves with mead, even more than mead improves with age.
(unknown author)

And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life.
Jean Paul

At last Gandalf pushed away his plate and jug - he had eaten two whole loaves (with masses of butter and honey and clotted cream) and drunk at least a quart of mead - and he took out his pipe.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit - Chapter 7 - Queer Lodgings
About honey and mead.

Beautiful grapes often make poor wine.

Beer is made by men, wine by God.
Martin Luther

Fish, to taste right, must swim three times: in water, in butter and in wine.

Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.
Honoré de Balzac

How fair is your love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is your love than wine! and the smell of your ointments than all spices!
Source: Song of Solomon

I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.
W.C. Fields

I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me; I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine, of the juice of my pomegranate.
Source: Song of Solomon 8:2

I would lead you and bring you to my mother's house--she who has taught me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, the nectar of my pomegranates.
Source: Song of Solomon 8:2

In vino veritas
This is a Latin phrase. The translation is: 'in wine there is the truth'

In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria.

Language is wine upon the lips.
Virginia Woolf

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
Source: Song of Solomon

Let's drink to the hard working people
Let's drink to the lowly of birth
Raise your glass to the good and the evil
Lets drink to the salt of the earth
The Rolling Stones
Source: Salt of the Earth Lyrics

Long after the ladies had retired, did the hot elder wine, well qualified with brandy and spice, go round, and round, and round again; and sound was the sleep and pleasant were the dreams that followed.
Charles Dickens
Source: The Pickwick Papers

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
Robert Fripp

New wine in old bottles.

No melon peddler cries, 'Bitter melons'. No wine dealer says, 'Sour wine'.

Now Galadriel rose from the grass, and taking a cup from one of her maidens she filled it with white mead and gave it to Celeborn.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

One drink is just right,
two are too many,
three too few”.

President Johnson had ordered beer and vodka to be served with the food, because French wine reminded him of Frenchmen and this was meant to be an enjoyable evening.
Jonas Jonasson
Source: Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Prune the vines on the January moon if you want to fill the casks.

Quite a merry gathering! I hope there is something left for the late-comers to eat and drink! What's that? Tea! No thank you! A little red wine, I think for me.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
Quoted: Gandalf

Some men will build a wine cellar when they have found just one grape.

That's what I do: I drink and I know things.
(unknown author)
Source: Game of Thrones
Quoted: Tyrion Lannister

The truth is in the wine.
Under the influence of alcohol people speak freely.

They sat long at the table with their wooden drinking bowls filled with mead.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit - Chapter 7 - Queer Lodgings
About Bilbo and the dwarves when they visit Beorn.

Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; Wine and tarragon make it French; Sour cream makes it Russian; Lemon and cinnamon make it Greek; Soy sauce makes it Chinese; Garlic makes it good.
Alice May Brock

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Henny Youngman

When the wine is in, the wit is out.
You can't think properly when you drink too much alcohol.

Wine renews the passion of lovers, and the hatred of enemies.

Without wine, even beautiful cherry blossoms have small attraction.

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