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  • In France wine is thought of as food, so necessary to life that nobody is too poor to go without it ...

  • Most of the men regarded Europe as a wine list. In their mental geography Rheims, Rhine, Moselle, Bordeaux, Champagne, or Würzburg were not localities but libations.

  • Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.

  • Wine is earth's answer to the sun.

    • Margaret Fuller,
    • in Lydia Marie Child, Letters from New York, 2nd series ()
  • Wine, according to its quality and the soil where it was grown, is a necessary tonic, a luxury, and a fitting tribute to good food. And is it not also a source of nourishment in itself? Yes, those were the days, when a few true natives of my Burgundy village, gathered around a flagon swathed in dust and spiders' webs, kissing the tips of their fingers from their lips, exclaimed — already — 'a nectar!'

  • In the region where I was born, we always say that during a good meal one is not thirsty but 'hungry' for wine.

  • Good food is nothing without wine, and our generous use of it as a beverage and as a necessary part of our cookery has much to do with the pleasure of our table.

  • Wine is the discoverer of all secrets ...

  • Wine could become a place rather than a beverage ...

  • Tasting wine is a way to taste life.

  • [On Champagne:] 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 and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it unless I'm thirsty.

  • Life is too short to drink the house wine.

  • He could pass off the inferior bottles on tables seven and four. Table seven knew nothing of wine, sending back a bottle of Riesling as 'corked' because it had bits of cork in it, the imbeciles. Table four had gulped down a very special old pale brandy as though it was common wood alcohol, which was probably what they had been drinking because they had said that his brandy lacked bite. They deserved inferior burgundy. The bottles that had been stored too close to the stove might have enough bite by now for table four. A wine waiter's revenge may be long in coming, but it arrives in the end.