An ever-expanding collection of our favourite sayings about our favourite drink.
December 26, 2006
What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?
Larson E Whipsnade (WC Fields) in You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
December 20, 2006
Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson
December 15, 2006
A German wine label is one of the things life’s too short for, a daunting testimony to that peculiar nation’s love of detail and organization.
December 12, 2006
Three be the things I shall never attain: envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
December 8, 2006
I only drink Champagne on two occasions: when I am in love and when I am not.
December 7, 2006
Drink wine and you will sleep well.
Sleep and you will not sin.
Avoid sin and you will be saved.
Ergo, drink wine and be saved.
December 5, 2006
A first class cabernet is like an investment banker – a polished gentlemen in a three piece suit. But Syrah is a cowboy in a tuxedo.
December 4, 2006
In victory you deserve champagne, in defeat you need it.
December 3, 2006
Life – that’s to work with wine.
The wine you drink is the wine you deserve.
Emile Peynaud from The Taste of Wine
December 1, 2006
Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.