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Jan 12, 2008 06:21 AM

Your favorites wine quotes/sayings?

Oh, along the lines of Andre Tschelichev's (can't remember the correct spelling) great one:

"God made Cabernet Sauvignon, whereas the Devil made Pinot Noir."

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  1. Wine is like woman's breasts:

    One is not enough
    Two is just right
    Three is too many

    1. And Noah he often said to his wife when he sat down to dine,
      'I don't care where the water goes if it doesn't get into the wine'.
      G.K. Chesterton

      1. "The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars."
        --Benjamin Franklin

        "He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long."
        --MARTIN LUTHER, 1777

        This is a favorite:
        "The great evil of wine is that it first seizes the feet, it is a crafty wrestler."
        --TITUS MACCIUS, 190 BC

        There is a quote or maybe it's a toast, that I would love to find again. It was something about how wine makes everything better and ends with 'and even our children show promise" - which at the time was something I really needed to see in my children. I hope someone posts it!

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        1. re: Cookiefiend

          hanging in my bar, on a plaque purchased at "peachy canyon winery" in paso robles, ca:

          "With wine in hand, one reaches the happy state - where men are wise, women beautiful; and even one's children begin to look promising."

          1. re: justanotherpenguin


            Thank you!
            I posted this two years ago - and thanks to this particular penguin (wink) here it is!
            You've made my day!

          2. re: Cookiefiend

            The date for Martin Luther is wrong.

            1. re: Sharuf

              oh, that's not martin luther the american founding father? ;-).

              1. re: Sharuf

                Good thing I didn't get that tattooed on my arm...

                1. re: Cookiefiend

                  Actually, it looks like the date is correct but the attribution is wrong.

                  According to Bartlett's that quote is attributed to Johann Heinrich Voss, a German poet and translator who was 26 in 1777 (at which time Martin Luther had been dead for 231 years).

                  Not to mention the fact that given who Martin Luther was - a former monk who tried to clean up the Catholic church (and wipe out the Jews, but that's another story) - it's unlikely in the extreme he would ever have said such a thing.

                  1. re: BobB

                    That definitely makes more sense then - Voss rather than Luther, I mean.


                    And evidently I shouldn't just pull things off the internet and think it's the truth. That would be like thinking everything I read in the paper is true.
                    I'm still glad I didn't tatttoo it on my arm.
                    Now I'm going for "Excuse me while I kiss this guy"

            2. "Remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, its Champagne!"

              Winston Churchill

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              1. re: jcoz23

                "Champagne; in victory I deserve it and in defeat I need it."

                Winston Churchill

                1. re: Chinon00

                  "Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends!"

                  (old British toast)

              2. Wine, like women, get better with age.