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95 Best Wine Quotes That Will Inspire and Make You Laugh

95 Best Wine Quotes That Will Inspire and Make You Laugh

Wine has been a silent witness to humanity's stories. When the sun sets, friends gather, or during a quiet evening introspection, wine has always been a faithful companion, bringing out the best in every experience. This collection of the best wine quotes proves that wine has tickled our taste buds and inspired hearts, evoked laughter, and offered solace to many across generations.

Funny Wine Quotes

four female friends laughing and drinking wine

No duo lights up a room quicker than a glass of wine and laughter. The charm of wine has inspired a wealth of humorous remarks. Here's a curation of some witty, famous sayings about wine to bring a smile to your face:

  1. “Between drinking my first whole bottle of wine and my first kiss, my only regret is the latter." - Unknown
  2. I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food." - W.C. Fields
  3. "Either give me more wine or leave me alone." - Unknown
  4. "Wine is the answer. What was the question?" - Unknown
  5. "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." - Charles Baudelaire
  6. "Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine." - Joan Collins
  7. "A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover." - Clifton Fadiman
  8. "Wine improves with age. I improve with wine." - Unknown
  9. "I’m like old wine. They don’t bring me out very often, but I’m well preserved." - Rose Kennedy 

Inspirational Wine Quotes

woman writing down on a notebook with a glass of white wine and laptop on the table

Wine has been a muse, inspiring thinkers, artists, and visionaries. Its deep hues, complex flavors, and rich history have a way of speaking to the heart, prompting reflection and enlightenment. Just as a good wine can uplift one's spirits, so too can these thoughtful wine quotes:

  1. "Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, and makes weariness forget his toil." - Lord Byron
  2. "Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection." - Ernest Hemingway
  3. "A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world." - Louis Pasteur
  4. "Just as the best wines are made with the oldest vines, the best lessons are learned from old friends." - Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. "Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile." - Unknown
  6. "The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star." - Unknown
  7. "Wine is sunlight, held together by water." - Unknown
  8. "The world of wine is the world of life itself. It presents you with every degree of emotion, from the most joyous ebullient sensations of well-being to – if you're unlucky – quite black periods of depression." - Julia Child
  9. "What wine is so sparkling, so fragrant, so intoxicating, as possibility!" - Søren Kierkegaard
  10. "A bottle of good wine, like a good act, shines ever in the retrospect." - Robert Louis Stevenson
  11. "In wine, there's truth." - Pliny the Elder 

Best Wine Quotes for Making a Toast

Best Wine Quotes for Making a Toast

Raising a glass in celebration, gratitude, or remembrance has been a revered tradition in countless cultures worldwide. Toasts encapsulate the moment's emotions, the gathering's joy, and the event's significance.

  1. "May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older."
  2. "To moments that turn into memories, with every sip we take."
  3. "Here's to the corkscrew – a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly."
  4. "Here's to all those who recognize that the most beautiful moments in life aren't just with wine but are about who we drink it with."
  5. "To good company, fine weather, and the little luxuries life offers – like this delightful bottle of wine!"
  6. "Here's to nights we'll never remember, with friends we'll never forget, and the wine that brought us all together." 

Best Wine Quotes About Health

While modern studies swing between wine's potential health benefits and risks, many have toasted to its refreshing properties. Here's a selection of quotes that have celebrated wine's place in the spectrum of health.

  1. "Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages." - Unknown
  2. "Wine is a beaker of health. It increases stamina; it makes the coward brave, and the silent eloquent." - Unknown
  3. "I have enjoyed great health at a great age because every day since I can remember, I have consumed a bottle of wine except when I have not felt well. Then I consumed two bottles." - A Bishop of Seville
  4. "We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana, as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of nature, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy." - Benjamin Franklin (The Works of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 8 (Letters and Misc. Writings 1775-1779). Edited by John Bigelow. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904.)
  5. "Good wine is a necessity of life for me." - Unknown 

Here are some health benefits of wine reported by WCNC.

Best Wine Quotes About Friendship

two female friends laughing on the couch drinking wine

Much like a vintage bottle of wine, the bond of friendship deepens and improves over time. The ritual of sharing a bottle among friends, laughing over old times, and creating new memories transcends cultures. Wine and friendship can warm our souls, spark joy, and comfort our hearts. Here's a toast to friendship with some memorable wine quotes that beautifully capture this sentiment:

  1. "True friends share stories and wine. And both get better with time." – Unknown
  2. "Wine and friends are a great blend." – Unknown
  3. “Good company, good wine, good welcome can make good people.” - William Shakespeare
  4. "In wine, there's truth, but in silence, there's peace. In friendship, both." - Unknown
  5. "A good friend and a glass of wine... that's pretty close to perfection." - Unknown
  6. "The best wines are the ones we drink with friends." - Unknown
  7. "Just as wine becomes richer as it ages, so too does the bond between good friends." - Unknown
  8. "One drop of wine is enough to reawaken the spirit of every true friend." – Unknown
  9. “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. Or wine. Or both!” – inspired by Linda Grayson’s quote 

Best Wine Quotes About Love

man kissing a woman's hand with a glass of wine on the table

Wine is often used as a toast to celebrate unions and cherished moments between loved ones. Just as a bottle of wine develops character and depth as it ages, love too deepens and evolves. Whether it's a quiet dinner date or a grand wedding toast, wine often finds its place in the heart of these romantic settings. Let's raise our glasses to love with these eloquent and touching wine quotes.

  1. "Wine comes in at the mouth and love comes in at the eye; that’s all we shall know for truth before we grow old and die." — William Butler Yeats
  2. "Like a fine wine, our love only gets better with time." — Unknown
  3. "In wine and in love, age does but sweeten the pleasure." — Unknown
  4. "One sip of a good wine, and you'll find yourself in love with its essence." — Robert Mondavi
  5. "Love is like wine. To sip is fine, but to empty the bottle is a headache." — Julia Child
  6. "Wine and love have always been about sharing, living, and feeling." — Paulo Coelho
  7. "Just as good wine needs time to mature, true love needs time to blossom." — Unknown
  8. "With wine, like love, sometimes you just know when you've found the one." — Unknown 

Best Wine Quotes About Life

Wine Quotes About Life

Life and wine have their complexities, sweet and bitter episodes, but blending these notes creates a full and rich experience. Let's venture into these profound reflections that intertwine life's essence with the allure of wine.

  1. "Life is too short to drink bad wine." — Unknown
  2. "Just as the best wines undergo fermentation, life's challenges refine us into our best selves." — Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. "The life cycle of wine, from grape to glass, is akin to the journey of life itself; full of growth, change, and eventual fulfillment." — Unknown
  4. "Wine is life. It's the union of the earth with the sun; it’s the essence of time captured in a bottle." — Victor Hugo
  5. "In life, as with wines, you have to appreciate the journey as much as the destination." — Samuel Johnson
  6. "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let life flow like wine." — Unknown
  7. "The truth, like wine, ages as you grow older." — Julia Child 

Best Wine Quotes with Food

friends toasting wine over a variety of food

Wine and food share a harmonious union of flavors that can turn a simple meal into a masterpiece. When paired correctly, wine can heighten the taste of food, while a suitable dish can accentuate the tones of a good wine.

  1. "A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine." - Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  2. "Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures." - M.F.K. Fisher
  3. "First we eat, then we do everything else." - M.F.K. Fisher
  4. "With each glass of wine, may we toast to the hands that prepared our food." - Unknown
  5. "Wine is meant to be with food – that's the point of it." - Julia Child
  6. "When it comes to wine pairings, I believe in the adage 'What grows together, goes together.' The wines of a region are often the perfect match for its local dishes." - Unknown
  7. “A meal without wine is called breakfast." - W.C. Fields
  8. “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans." - Ernest Hemingway
  9. "To good food and even better wine." - Unknown 

Best Wine Quotes for Instagram Captions

Best Wine Quotes for Instagram Captions

For those wine enthusiasts looking for the perfect caption to accompany their next post, here's a compilation of the best wine quotes tailored just for Instagram.

  1. "Sipping on dreams and red wine."
  2. "Pour decisions make for the best memories."
  3. "Old wine, old friends, and old books — the perfect blend."
  4. "In wine, we trust."
  5. "Wine flies when you're having fun!"
  6. "Sip happens. It's okay to wine about it."
  7. "Life feels a little better with a bottle of wine in hand."
  8. "Elegance is a glass of fine wine at just the right moment."
  9. "Like a fine wine, we get better with time. Cheers to another year!"
  10. "End of the day, glass of rosé."
  11. "Twinkle, twinkle, little star... Point me to the nearest wine bar."
  12. "Lost in the world of wine, one sip at a time."
  13. "It's wine o'clock somewhere."
  14. "Wine not? #WineWednesday"
  15. "Love the wine you're with."
  16. "A glass of wine in hand, ready to conquer the land!"
  17. "Clinking glasses, creating memories."
  18. "Love is sharing your last sip."
  19. "Just like fine weather, some days are just made for wine."
  20. "A day without wine is like... Just kidding. I have no idea."
  21. "Aging gracefully in my glass."
  22. "Bottled poetry, one sip at a time."
  23. "Living in the mer-loment!"
  24. "Pairing my wine with good times and tan lines."
  25. "Glass half full, attitude 100% positive."
  26. "Finding my vin-ner peace tonight."
  27. "Current mood: Cork popped and playlist dropped."
  28. "Every pour tells a story; every sip, a memory."
  29. "Vino views and sunset hues – the perfect blend."
  30. "De-cant stop, won't stop.” 


When words fail, let wine do the talking. But if you have the right words, combined with the right wine, the celebration becomes forever sealed in the memories of those present. Whether it's a grand celebration or a quiet evening with loved ones, the best wine quotes can spark the moment, lift the spirit, or touch hearts.

Loved these wine quotes? We bet you have a few of your own. Drop your favorites in the comments – whether it's a witty quip, a classic line, or a family saying.

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Randy Green

Randy is a true wine storage aficionado and expert in wine cellar design. He gained construction experience as a partner in a general contracting business before niching into and passionately focusing on creating wine storage solutions for clients in 2016. He takes great pride in bringing these designs to life, and is dedicated to ensuring that every wine cellar he creates is not only functional but also a beautiful addition to any home or business. The Wine Cellar HQ team also includes refrigeration sizing experts and licensed HVAC technicians to ensure optimal climate control for your wine cellar, so that your wines can age to perfection.
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