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“Wine is a chemical symphony.”—Dr. Maynard Amerine, professor emeritus, University of California – Davis
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总结的英文版的葡萄酒 Words:
“Wine is a chemical symphony.”—Dr. Maynard Amerine, professor emeritus, University of California – Davis
 “Wine is the divine juice of September.”—Voltaire
 “Compromises are for relationships, not wine.”—Sir Robert Scott Caywood
 “Beer is made by men, wine by God!”—Martin Luther
 “Wine is life.”—Petronius, Roman writer
 “Wine … offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than possibly anyother purely sensory thing which may be purchased.”—Ernest Hemingway
 “Making wine is like having children; you love them all,but boy, are they different.”—Bunny Finkelstein (co-owner of Judd’s Hill Winery)
 “If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul.”—Clifton Fadiman
 “It takes a lot of beer to make good wine.”—Chris Stamp, Winemaker, Lakewood Vineyards
 “Within the bottle’s depths, the wine’s soul sang one night.”—Charles Baudelaire, French poet and critic
 “I am certain that the good Lord never intended grapes to be made into grape jelly.”—Attributed to Fiorello La Guardia, former mayor of New York City
 “Wine is the blood of France.”—Louis Bertall, La Vigne, 1878
 “This wine should be eaten, for it is much too good to be drunk.”—Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
 “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”—Galileo
 “Wine, the most delightful of drinks, whether we owe it to Noah,who planted the vine, or to Bacchus, who pressed juice from the grape,goes back to the childhood of the world.”—Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste
 “Wine is bottled poetry.”—Robert Louis Stevenson
 “The fine wine leaves you with something pleasant; the ordinary wine just leaves.”—Dr. Maynard Amerine, professor emeritus, University of California - Davis
 “The best wine is the wine you like best.”—Jim Trezise
 “God made only water, but man made wine.”—Victor Hugo, 1856
 “In vino veritas [In wine is truth].”—Proverb quoted by Plato, (also attributed to Pliny the Elder)
 “Wine, one of the noblest cordials in nature.”—John Wesley3
 “I am beauty and love; I am friendship, the comforter;I am that which forgives and forgets.The Spirit of Wine.”—W.E. Henley
 “Life is too short to drink bad wine.”—Sharon Tyler-Herst
 “A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.”—Louis Pasteur
 “Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.”—Anonymous
 “Wine is a friend, wine is a joy; and, like sunshine, wine is the birthright of all.”—Andre Simon
 “Wine has been a part of civilized life for some seven thousand years. It is the onlybeverage that feeds the body, soul and spirit of man and at the same time stimulatesthe mind... Making good wine is a skill. Fine wine is an art.”—Robert Mondavi
 “One barrel of wine can work more miracles than a church full of saints.”—Italian proverb
 “Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine has ever beengranted by the gods to man.”—Plato
 “Home is where the wine is.”—Michael Caine, actor
 “Wine is the glass of the mind.”—Erasmus
 “Vines, wines, and people have one thing in common:The good ones get better with time.”—Tim Mondavi
 “Wine represents not just the blood of the vine, but the blood and sometimes the tearsof the winegrowers.”—Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat
 “Without wine, without bread, life is nothing.”—French proverb
 “Without Bacchus, Venus is cold.”—An old Roman saying
 “Wine is not the drink of the dipsomaniac but of the viveur.”—James Boswell (1740-1795)Wine and Enjoyment
 “When it comes to wine, I tell people to throw away the vintage charts and invest ina corkscrew. The best way to learn about wine is the drinking.”—Alexis Lichine
 “Hardly did it appear, than from my mouth it passed into my heart.”—Abbe de Challieu, 1715, upon first tasting Champagne
 “Before I was born my mother was in great agony of spirit and in a tragicsituation. She could take no food except iced oysters and champagne. If peopleask me when I began to dance, I reply ‘In my mother’s womb, probablyas a result of the oysters and Champagne.’”—Attributed to Isadora Duncan5
 “All wine associations are with occasions when people are at their best; withrelaxation, contentment, leisurely meals, and the free flow of ideas.”—Hugh Johnson
 “There is nothing like wine for conjuring up feelings of contentment andgood will. It is less of a drink than an experience, an evocation, a spirit.It produces sensations that defy description.”—Thomas Conklin, Wine: A Primer
 “I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone.When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry anddrink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it----unless I'm thirsty.”—Madam Lilly Bollinger, when asked when she drinks champagne.
 “We should never refuse an opportunity to drink, and should have thatdesire always in our minds.”—Michel de Montaigne
 “What is better than to sit at the end of the day and drink wine with friends,or substitutes for friends ”—James Joyce
 “What through youth gave love and roses, age still leaves us friends and wine.”—Thomas Moore
 “Wine gives great pleasure; and every pleasure is of itself a good.It is a good, unless counterbalanced by evil.”—Samuel Johnson
 “If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good ”—Cardinal Richeleu
 “Who does not love wine, women, and song remains a fool his whole life long.”—Attributed to Johann Heinrich Voss (1751–1826)6
 “Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was ever granted by the gods to man.”—Plato
 “Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart.”—Ecclesiastes
 “There is no gladness without wine.”—Babylonian Talmud
 “A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.”—Clifton Fadiman
 “A bottle of good wine, like a good act, shines ever in the retrospect”—Robert Louis Stevenson
 “Just put your pinkie down, shut up, and drink your wine.It’ll make your life better.”—Joshua Wesson
 “Wine is a living liquid containing no preservatives. Its life cyclecomprises youth, maturity, old age, and death. When not treatedwith reasonable respect it will sicken and die.”—Attributed to the late Julia Child
 “Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter,Sermons and soda-water the day after.”—Lord Byron, Don Juan
 “Wine rejoices the heart of man, and Joy is the Mother of all virtue.”—Goethe
 “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”—Benjamin Franklin7
 “A man may surely be allowed to take a glass of wine by his own fireside.”—Richard Brinsley Sheridan
 “And Noah he often said to his wife when he sat down to dine, 'I don't care where thewater goes if it doesn't get into the wine.’”—G.K. Chesterton
 “Here's to the corkscrew - a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury oflaughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly.”—W.E.P. French
 “The wines that one best remembers are not necessarily the finest that one has evertasted, and the highest quality may fail to delight so much as some far more humblebeverage drunk in more favorable surroundings.”—H. Warner Allen
 “The smell of wine, oh how much more delicate, cheerful, gratifying, celestial anddelicious it is than that of oil.”—Rabelias, Gargantua
 “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the mostnatural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection,and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly,any other purely sensory thing.”—Ernest Hemingway
 “Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babies, tea the drink of women, andwater the drink of beasts.”—John Stuart Blackie8
 “Wine gives us liberty, love takes it away.Wine makes us princes, love makes us beggars.”—Wycherly
 “Wine ... cheereth God and man.”—Judges 
 “It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend;one's present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason.”—Latin saying
 “Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and youwill be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved.”—Medieval German saying
 “A man cannot make him laugh - but that's no marvel; he drinks no wine.”—Shakespeare
 “Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and ThouBeside me singing in the Wilderness -And Wilderness is Paradise enow.”—The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
 “Wine is the most civilized and civilizing of beverages.”—Leon Adams
 “He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.”—Martin Luther, 1777
 “Wine that maketh glad the heart of man.”—Psalms 104:159
 “He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that hemay bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man,and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.”—Psalms 
 “From wine what sudden friendship springs!”—John Gay (1685–1732)
 “Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine untothose that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty,and remember his misery no more.”—Proverbs 31:6-7
 “Like the best wine . . . that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips ofthose that are asleep to speak.”—Solomon 7:9
 “Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him:a new friend is as new wine;when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.”—Ecclesiastes 9:10
 “Bring water, bring wine, boy! Bring flowering garlands to me!Yes, bring them, so that I may try a bout with love.”—Anacreon (570-480 B.C.)
 “You're walking by the tomb of Battiades,Who knew well how to write poetry, and enjoyLaughter at the right moment, over the wine.”—Callimachus (300-240 B.C.)10
 “Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to bebest in four things - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink,old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”—Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
 “Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.”—Ovid
 “Wine is only sweet to happy men.”—John Keats
 “If all be true that I do think,There are five reasons we should drink:Good wine - a friend - or being dry -Or lest we should be by and by -Or any other reason why.”—Henry Aldrich (1647–1710)
 “Fill ev'ry glass, for wine inspires us,And fires us with courage, love and joy.Women and wine should life employ.Is there ought else on earth desirous ”—John Gay (1685–1732)
 “It is better for pearls to pass through the lips of swine than good wine to pass throughthe lips of the indifferent.”—Mark Luedtke
 “When there is plenty of wine, sorry and worry take wing.”—Ovid
 “Excellent wine generates enthusiasm. And whatever you dowith enthusiasm is generally successful.”—Phillippe de Rothschild
 “A glass of good wine is a gracious creature, and reconciles poor mortality to itself,and that is what few things can do.”—Sir Walter Scott
 “Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried,with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”—Benjamin Franklin
 “Drink wine and live joyfully.”—Sherwood House Wines
 “I drink to the general joy of the whole table.”—William Shakespeare
 “A man not old, but mellow, like good wine.”—Stephen Phillips (1845-1915)
 “Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young,makes weariness forget his toil.”—Lord Byron
 “When wine enlivens the heart, may friendship surround the table.”—Anonymous
 “May friendship, like wine, improve as time advances, And may wealways have old wine, old friends, and young cares.”—Anonymous
 “Wine to me is passion. It's family and friends. It's warmth of heart and generosity ofspirit. Wine is art. It's culture. It's the essence of civilization and the art of living.”—Robert Mondavi
 “The table has its pleasures and wine makes for a cheerful life.”—Ecclesiastes 9:6
 “Even the most naive schoolboy, out on his first date, is well awareof the seductive atmosphere of candlelight and wine.”—Greg and Beverly Frazier
 “Who knows what tomorrow brings, for today I am already in heaven, sipping wine.”—Linda Kathleen
 “Wine is a little like love - When the right one comes along, you'll know it.”—Anonymous
 “My manner of living is plain, a glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready,and such as will be content to partake of that are always welcome.”—George Washington
 “Not only does one drink wine, but one inhales it, one looks at it,one tastes it, one swallows it, and one talks about it.”—Edward VII, English king
 “My idea of heaven is to sit in a favorite restaurant with cheese and a glass of wine.”—Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright
 “The point of drinking wine is…to taste sunlight trapped in a bottle,and to remember some stony slope in Tuscany or a village by the Gironde.”—John Mortimer, author of the Rumpole of the Baily seriesWine and Attitude
 “Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate itthrough a glass of Chambertin.”—Napoleon13
 “Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and thecatastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of Champagne.”—Paul Claudel
 “Clearly, the pleasures wines afford are transitory – but so are those of the ballet, orof a musical performance. Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living.”—Napoleon
 “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne.”—John Maynard Keynes
 “And wine can of their wits the wise beguile,make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.”—Alexander Pope
 “When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuitsand are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine,so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.”—Aristophanes, The Knights, 424 BCE
 “In victory, you deserve champagne; in defeat, you need it.”—Many sources, including Kevin Zraly, Windows on the WorldComplete Wine Course, 1997
 “A man will be eloquent if you give him good wine.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Man
 “Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector.It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectorsare only a challenge to tell lies successfully.”—Graham Greene
 “Wine brings to light the hidden secrets of the soul, gives being to our hopes,bids the coward flight, drives dull care away, and teaches new meansfor the accomplishment of our wishes.”—Horace
 “Where there is no wine there is no love.”—Euripides
 “Cherish good wines for they are the dream makers of the seeds of your goals.”—Anonymous
 “Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I’m tired.”—Bridgette Bardot
 “Wine, that is, the cure for the crabbedness of old age, whereby we mayrenew our youth and enjoy forgetfulness of despair.”—Plato of Athens
 “The complete teetotaler is disagreeable and more fit for tending childrenthan for presiding over a drinking party.”—Plutarchus
 “Without good wine, spring is not spring for me.”—Hafiz, Persian poet
 “Good wine, well drunk, can lend majesty to the human spirit.”—M.F.K. Fisher, American writer
 “A warm fire, the wine and the rain outside, a good bottle of wine, and I’m with you.”—Gregory Peck in The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit
 “Wine opens the heart. It warms the shy poet hidden in the cage of the ribs. It meltsthe wax in the ears that music maybe heard. It takes the terror from the tongue thattruth maybe said, or what rhymes marvelously with the truth.”—Christopher Morley (1890-1957)Wine and Moderation
 “Wine, when taken without excess, is a tonic for the musclesand a stimulant for the mind.”—Dr. Widal
 “Eat bread at pleasure, drink wine by measure.”—Randle Cotgrave
 “No nation is drunken where wine is cheap, and none sober where the dearness of winesubstitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.”—Thomas Jefferson
 “Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used.”—Shakespeare
 “Wine was given by God, not that we might be drunken, but that we might be sober.It is the best medicine when it has moderation to direct it. Wine was given to restorethe body’s weakness, not to overturn the soul’s strength.”—St. John Chrysostum (4th century preacher)
 “Wine in moderation: Good for the body, great for the soul.”—Jim Trezise
 “Consuming wine in moderation daily will help people todie young as late as possible.”—Dr. Philip Norrie
 “God in His goodness sent the grapes, to cheer both great and small; little fools willdrink too much, and great fools not at all.”—AnonymousWine and Food
 “Wine is the intellectual part of a meal, meats are merely the material part.”—Alexander Dumas (Pere)
 “Drinking good wine with good food in good company isone of life's most civilized pleasures.”—Michael Broadbent
 “I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food.”—W. C. Fields
 “A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.”—Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
 “Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant,every day more civilized.”—André Simon
 “In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as foodand also a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinkingwine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was asnatural as eating and to me as necessary.”—Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
 “A [restaurant] wine list is praised and given awards for reasons that have little todo with its real purpose, as if it existed only to be admired passively, like a stampcollection. A wine list is good only when it functions well in tandem with a menu.”—Gerald Asher
 “Wine is liquid food.”—Robert Mondavi
 “Wine is soul food.”—Jim Trezise
 “A feast is a made for laughter, and wine maketh merry...”—Ecclesiastes 10:19
 “I have lived temperately, eating little animal food. Vegetables constitutemy principal diet. I double, however, the doctor’s glass and a half of wine,and even treble it with a friend.”—Thomas Jefferson
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 “ Chocolate: your heart will hum, and your soul will sing.”—Jim Trezise
 “I feast on wine and bread, and feasts they are.”—Michelangelo
 “It was my uncle George who discovered that wine was a food wellin advance of modern medical thought.”—P.G. Wodehouse, 1924
 “Wine - the intellectual part of the meal.”—Alexandre Dumas, 1873
 “Great wine without great food is experiencing only half the pleasure.”—Michael MondaviPeter Mayle said that with caviar: “I prefer very dry champagne. There is somethingnicely symmetrical about not only eating bubbles but drinking them as well.”—Acquired Tastes
 “Having wine every night is such a civilized thing…I’m very fond of the idea of thefamily meal, complete with wine.”—Julia ChildWine and Health
 “If wine were to disappear from human production, I believe it would cause anabsence, a failure in health and intellect, a void much more terrifying than all therecesses and the deviations for which wine is regarded as responsible.”—Charles Baudelaire, French poet and critic
 “Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.”—Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), the Scottish bacteriologistcredited with discovering Penicillin in 1928
 “Wine is at the head of all medicines; where wine is lacking, drugs are necessary.”—Talmud
 “Whether wine is a nourishment, medicine or poison, is a matter of dosage.”—Paracelsus (1493-1541), German physician and father of modern pharmacology
 “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake.”—First Timothy 5:23
 “Drink a glass of wine after your soup and you steal a ruble from your doctor.”—Russian proverb
 “I have enjoyed great health at a great age because every day sinceI can remember, I have consumed a bottle of wine except whenI have not felt well. Then I have consumed two bottles.”—Attributed to a Bishop of Seville
 “In vino sanitas - In wine there is health”—Pliny the Elder, Rome, 400 B.C.
 “Abstinence is a risk factor.”—Dr. R. Curtis Ellison
 “The weary find new strength in generous wine.”—Homer
 “Wine from long habit has become an indispensable for my health.”—Thomas Jefferson
 “At the head of all medical remedies am I, wine.”—Talmud
 “Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.”—Louis Pasteur
 “In a culture where cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death,telling people to avoid any alcohol consumption because of potentialdangers or ‘unproven’ theories is not in the best health interests of the public.Let us not be afraid to just tell the truth.”—Dr. R. Curtis Ellison, in a letter to the American Heart Association
 “A glass a day keeps the doctor away.”—Jim Trezise
 “Some years ago, seekers after the gastronomic truth discovered what the French haveknown for centuries, and pronounced that a little red wine is good for you.”—Peter Mayle, Encore Provence, 1999
 “I think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury. On thecontrary, it is a tax on the health of our citizens.”—Thomas Jefferson
 “Wine should be part of a healthy lifestyle and the ultimate health drink.”—Dr. Philip Norrie
 “Wine is the thinking person's health drink.”—Dr. Phillip Norrie
 “Wine taken in moderation induces appetite and is beneficial to health.”—Talmud
 “I drink almost only red wine, and I’m absolutely convinced that itmakes me much healthier.”—Rudolph Giuliani, American politicianWine and CultureA man, fallen on hard times, sold his art collection but kept his wine cellar.When asked why he did not sell his wine, he said, “A man can live without art,but not without culture.”—Anonymous
 “A waltz and a glass of wine invite an encore.”—Johann Strauss
 “I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.”—Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)
 “Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”—Robert FrippWine and Humor
 “During one of my treks through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew. We werecompelled to live on food and water for several days.”—Cuthbert J. Twillie (W.C. Fields) in My Little Chickadee, 194021
 “Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothingbut food and water.”—W.C. Fields
 “I like Champagne, because it always tastes as though my foot's asleep.”—Art Buchwald
 “Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep well and you will not sin. Avoid sin, andyou will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved.”—Medieval German saying
 “When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.”—Henny YoungmanBessie Braddock, a well-known socialist in England, attended a dinner party atwhich she was seated next to Winston Churchill who had had quite a bit to drink.She said to him, “Winston, you are drunk!” He replied, “Madame, I may be drunk,but you are ugly, and tomorrow I will be sober.”—”The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations.”—French proverb
 “A woman drove me to drink, and I never even had the courtesy to thank her.”—W.C. Fields
 “Great news!” she said after speaking to our doctor. “I have it on thehighest medical authority that you will still be alive in 10 years! You knowwhat this means ” she asked. “Of course I know what it means,” I replied.
 “It means we don’t have to drink up all our 1985 and 1986 Ch teau Latourat supper tonight for fear I might die with several outrageously priced winesundrunk. For the first time in years, we can go to bed sober.”—Based on Russell Baker, New York Times, 12 May 1990
 “My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses.Drinks right out of the bottle.”—Henny Youngman
 “I’ve decided to stop drinking with creeps. I decided to drink only with friends.I’ve lost 30 pounds.”—Ernest Hemingway
 “I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food.”—W. C. Fields
 “A typical wine writer was once described as someone with a typewriter who waslooking for his name in print, a free lunch, and a way to write off his wine cellar. It’sa dated view. Wine writers now use computers.”—Frank Prial, The New York Times, January 21, 1998Types of Wine
 “He who aspires to be a serious wine drinker must drink claret.”—(“claret” is the British term for red Bordeaux)Samuel JohnsonWhen asked whether he ever confused a Bordeaux with a Burgundy in a blindtasting, British wine legend Harry Waugh replied: “Not since lunch.”—”In victory, you deserve champagne; in defeat, you need it.”—Many sources, including Kevin Zraly, Windows on the WorldComplete Wine Course, 199723On drinking the wines of Bordeaux: “The French drink them young, so a Socialistgovernment won’t take them. The English drink them old, so they can show theirfriends cobwebs and dusty bottles. The American drink them exactly when they areready, because they don’t know any better.”—Anonymous
 “You Americans have the loveliest wines in the world, you know,but you don't realize it.”—H.G. Wells
 “I have often thought that the aim of port is to give you a good anddurable hangover, so that during the next day you should be reminded of thesplendid occasion the night before.”—George Mikes
 “Burgundy makes you think of silly things, Bordeaux makes you talk of them andChampagne makes you do them.”—Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
 “Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!”—Dom Perignon, upon discovering champagne
 “My dear girl, there are some things that are just not done, such as drinking DomPerignon ‘53 above the temperature of 38° Fahrenheit.”—James Bond in Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger
 “Like perfect pommes frites or the love of a good woman, champagne wasjust another blessing to accept gratefully.”—Peter Mayle in Acquired Tastes
 “Three be the things I shall never attain: envy, content, and sufficient champagne.”—Dorothy Parker24Wine and Nature
 “God loves fermentation just as dearly as he loves vegetation.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
 “Wine being among the earliest luxuries in which we indulge ourselves,it is desirable that it should be made here and we have every soil, aspectand climate of the best wine countries.”—Thomas Jefferson
 “Wine: soil, sun, rain, and the hand of man.”—Author Unknown
 “Grapes are the most noble and challenging of fruits.”—Malcolm Dunn, Head Gardener to the 7th Viscount Powerscourt, c 1867
 “We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana asa miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made everyday before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven on our vineyards;there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proofthat God loves us, and loves to see us happy.”—Benjamin FranklinMiscellaneous
 “And Noah began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard.”—Genesis 9:20
 “Infants should be bathed for long periods in warm water and given their wine dilutedand not at all cold.”—Hippocrates
 “We could in the United States make as great a variety of wines as are made inEurope, not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good.”—Thomas Jefferson
 “In the order named, these are the hardest to control: Wine, Women, and Song.”—Franklin P. Adams
 “I made a mental note to watch which bottle became empty soonest,sometimes a more telling evaluation system than any other.”—Gerald Asher, On Wine, 1982
 “Anyone who tries to make you believe that he knows all aboutwines is obviously a fake.”—Leon Adams, The Commonsense Book of Wine
 “There are many wines that taste great, but do not drink well.”—Michael Broadbent
 “I know never to take a wine for granted. Drawing a cork is like attendanceat a concert or at a play that one knows well, when there is all the uncertaintyof no two performances ever being quite the same. That is why the French say,‘There are no good wines, only good bottles.’”—Gerald Asher, On Wine, 1982
 “Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say itmakes him more pleasing to others.”—Samuel Johnson, April 28, 1778
 “We may lay in a stock of pleasures as we would lay in a stock of wine, but if wedefer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.”—Charles Caleb Colton
 “Twas Noah who first planted the vineAnd mended his morals by drinking its wine.”—Attributed to Benjamin Franklin
 “By making this wine vine known to the public, I have rendered my country asgreat a service as if I had enabled it to pay back the national debt.”—Thomas Jefferson
 “During one of my treks through Afghanistan, we lost our corkscrew. We werecompelled to live on food and water for several days.”—Cuthbert J. Twillie (W.C. Fields) in My Little Chickadee, 1940
 “I love everything that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.”—Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer
 “For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red.”—Psalms
 “Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is asnew wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.”—Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus
 “The peoples of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when theylearnt to cultivate the olive and the vine.”—Thucydides, Greek Historian, 5th century BCE
 “This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don’t want to mix emotions upwith a wine like that. You lose the taste.”—Count Mippipopolous in The Sun Also Rises, 1926, by Ernest Hemingway
 “Before Noah, men having only water to drink, could not find the truth.Accordingly they became abominably wicked, and they were justly exterminatedby the water they loved to drink. This good man, Noah, having seen that all hiscontemporaries had perished by this unpleasant drink, took a dislike to it; and God,to relieve his dryness, created the vine and revealed to him the art of making wine.By the aid of this liquid, he revealed more and more truth.”—Attributed to Benjamin Franklin in Bottled Wisdom,compiled and edited by Mark Pollman, 1998
 “Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water.”—Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac
 “There are no standards of taste in wine, cigars, poetry, prose, etc. Each man'sown taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in anyslightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard.”—Mark Twain, 1895
 “Bronze is the mirror of the form; wine, of the heart.”—Aeschylus
 “Thy sacred emblems to partake, Thy sacred bread to take and thine immortal wine!”—Emily Dickinson
 “Wine, n. Fermented grape-juice known to the Women’s Christian Union as
 “liquor”, sometimes as “rum”. Wine, madame, is God’s next best gift to man.”—Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911
 “Wine is the flower in the buttonhole of civilization.”—Weremeus Buning
 “Water divides the people of the world. Wine unites them.”—Anonymous
 “To happy convents, bosomed deep in vines,Where slumber abbots, purple as their wines.”—Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
 “Go fetch to me a pint o' wine,An' fill it in a silver tassie.”—Robert Burns (1759-1796)
 “Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach.”—Spanish saying
 “Thou hast showed thy people hard things:Thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.”—Psalms 60:3
 “Wine is a peep-hole on a man.”—Alcaeus (625-575 B.C.)
 “You need not hang up the ivy branch over the wine that will sell.”—Publilius Syrus
 “Mankind . . . possesses two supreme blessings. First of these is the goddess Demeter,or Earth whichever name you choose to call her by. It was she who gave to manhis nourishment of grain. But after her there came the son of Semele, who matchedher present by inventing liquid wine as his gift to man. For filled with that goodgift, suffering mankind forgets its grief; from it comes sleep; with it oblivion of thetroubles of the day. There is no other medicine for misery.”—Euripides (485-406 B.C.)
 “One should write not unskillfully in the running hand, be able to singin a pleasing voice and keep good time to music; and, lastly, a man shouldnot refuse a little wine when it is pressed upon him.”—Yoshida Kenko (1283–1350)
 “Fill up, fill up, for wisdom coolsWhen e'er we let the wine rest.Here's death to Prohibition's fools,And every kind of vine-pest!”—Jamrach Holobom
 “Despair is vinegar from the wine of hope.”—Austin O'Malley
 “In water one sees one's own face; But in wine, one beholds the heart of another.”—An Old French proverb
 “Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of care.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
 “Religions change; beer and wine remain.”—Hervey Allen, 1933
 “Life can’t be shared with an empty glass.”—Nancy Johnston
 “Drink a little wine before dinner and you’ll play for years.”—Ty Cobb to Stan Musial
 “Be careful to trust a person, who does not like wine.”—Karl Marx
 “A house where neither wine nor welcome is served to friends, soon will have none.”—Rob Hutchison
 “Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”—Pope John XXIII
 “In water one sees one's own face; But in wine one beholds the heart of another.”—French proverb
 “I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man'smilk and restorative cordial.”—Thomas Jefferson
 “The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation.The universe is too full of stars.”—Benjamin Franklin
 “Save New York Water. Drink New York Wine.”—Jim Trezise
 “Come then, Lord of the wine-press, pull off your boots and paddle bare-legged with meand dye your shins purple in the grape-juice!”—Virgil
 “The best you can be is a great custodian, and try not todisturb what nature has given us.”—Richard Arrowood, Arrowood Vineyards and Winery
 “One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thought.”—Samuel Johnson
 “Viticulture was to be one of the great driving forces of the international economy.”—Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat
 “Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine;Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And I’ll not look for wine.”—To Celia, a poem by Ben Johnson
 “I would hardly imagine a fine dinner portrayed in a movie or a television show thatdidn’t include wine on the table.”—Francis Ford Coppola, American film maker
 “In the bodies of old men wine lingers on, attracted by the dryness there.”—Plutarchus
 “Wine is the only antidote to the bane of whiskey.”—Thomas JeffersonI feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morningthat's as good as they're going to feel all day.Frank Sinatra
 “Throughout his relatively short life, the (Roman) emperor Claudius was veryfond of eating and drinking, and might have died of alcoholism if his wife hadnot poisoned him first.”—Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat
 “To suggest that spirits are equivalent to wine…because an average servingcontains the same amount of alcohol is tantamount to suggesting that a novelby Tom Clancy is equivalent to the New Testament because they contain asimilar number of words.”—Andrew BarrOn old wine: “If we wait much longer, our kids will be toasting us over our graves!Let’s drink up what we have, and let them buy their own.”—Burgess Meredith, American actor
 “Drink, Sir, is a great provoker…It provokes the desire, but it takesaway the performance.”—Porter in Shakespeare’s Macbeth
 “They gave me so much wine for lunch I had to stay for dinner.”—Dr. Maynard Amerine, professor emeritus, University of California – Davis
“Drinking wine is not a sign of sophistication… it is as natural aseating and to me as necessary.”—Ernest Hemingway