Ten Great Wine Quotes for National Drink Wine Day





To celebrate National Drink Wine Day we have taken a detailed look back through the centuries to bring you ten of the greatest quotes about drinking wine. From some of the most revered writers of literature to iconic military leaders via the great mind of Basil Fawlty, here are some words of ‘wisdom’ to accompany you whilst you enjoy a delicious bottle of wine…
 
Now all that’s needed is an open bottle of wine and a big armchair.
Why not go for some of the wines we have on offer at the moment?

Try this iconic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Ata Rangi, at the discounted price of £13.99 down from £17.49. A flavour profile dominated by citrus and stone fruit with welcome tropical nuances from guava and papaya. In the background, hints of fennel and mint. The finish is dry, long and wholly satisfying.

Alternatively, try this deliciously juicy 'Punto Final' Malbec Clasico from Bodega Renacer. A celebrated wine from one of Argentina’s go-to producers for Malbec, this deep ruby red has plenty of classic aromas of black cherry and spice.



“Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires
the young, makes weariness forget his toil,
and fears her danger; opens a new world
when this, the present, palls.”
Byron
Don Juan


“Wine is bottled poetry”
Robert Louis Stevenson


“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the 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
Death in the Afternoon


"I can certainly see that you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here wouldn’t know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret."
Basil Fawlty
Fawlty Towers


“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food”
W. C. Fields


“Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.”
Anonymous


“I like on the table,
when we’re speaking,
the light of a bottle
of intelligent wine.”
Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet


“In vino veritas” – “In wine there is truth”
Pliny, Roman author, naturalist and philosopher


“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile”
Homer


“In victory you deserve Champagne. In defeat you need it.”
Napoleon Bonaparte
 
 
Main blog image from Gianni Dominici
 
 
 

Written by: Lucy Prosser

Lucy Prosser 

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