In Vino Veritas. “In wine there is truth.” And the truth is, talking about wine is a great way to spend a fine fall evening on the East End—not as good as sharing a great bottle, mind you, but still pretty unbeatable. So with the words of Pliny the Elder (he’s the vino veritas guy) as inspiration, we share our ten favorite wine quotes of all time. They all get better with age.
“Wine is bottled poetry”—Robert Louis Stevenson
“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, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing”—Ernest Hemingway
“The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star”—Leonardo Da Vinci
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right”—Mark Twain
“…. behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes, to be changed into wine: a constant proof God loves us and loves to see us happy”—Benjamin Franklin
“Wine is life”—Petroni
“What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile”—William Sokolin
“I made wine out of raisins so I wouldn’t have to wait for it to age”—Steven Wright
“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine”—Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
“When it comes to wine, I tell people to throw away the vintage charts and invest in a corkscrew. The best way to learn about wine is the drinking”—Alexis Lichine
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