Famous wine quotes

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B'acino will be closed tomorrow but don't worry, to keep you going we decided to give you something to talk about at the dinner table by sharing with you some of our most favourite wine quotes!

We hope that you will be delighted to read those wine-minded quotes and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday for wine talk at B'acino wine bar restaurant.

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Groucho Marx - Comedian
“I shall drink no wine before it’s time! OK, it’s time.”

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Thomas Jefferson - U.S. President, author of The Declaration of Independence
“No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober, where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.”  

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson -  Astrophysicist
“Here’s the problem, when you’re stargazing on a mountain top you are partially oxygen-deprived and you’re in command of million dollars worth of hardware. So as much as I would like to sip wine under the stars, it’s contraindicated in the instructions on operating telescopes.” (Photo: The Verge)

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Benjamin Franklin - Founding father
“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”

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Jack Handey - Humorist, author
“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink, I feel shame! Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this wine, they might be out of work, and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, ‘It is better that I drink this wine and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.”

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Homer - Greek epic poet
“It is the wine that leads me on, the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool—it drives the man to dancing… it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told.” 

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Dan Aykroyd - Actor, writer
“Wine represents to me sharing and good times and a celebration of life. It is always around happy occasions with family and friends and centered around joy. What better item to be involved in then something that represents all these wonderful things.” 

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Pablo Picasso - Painter
“I like all paintings. I always look at the paintings, good or bad, in barbershops, furniture stores, provincial hotels. I’m like a drinker who needs wine. As long as it is wine, it doesn’t matter which wine.”

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William Shakespeare - Poet, playwright, and actor
"Give me a bowl of wine. I have not that alacrity of spirit Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have.” 

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Henry David Thoreau - Author, poet
“A man may acquire a taste for wine or brandy, and so lose his love for water, but should we not pity him.” 

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Henny Youngman - Comedian
“Doctor says to a man, ‘You’re pregnant!’ The man says, ‘How does a man get pregnant?’ The doctor says, ‘The usual way, a little wine, a little dinner….'” 

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Francis Bacon - Philosopher
“Of all things known to mortals wine is the most powerful and effectual for exciting and inflaming the passions of mankind, being common fuel to them all.” 

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Stephen Fry - English actor/writer
 “Wine can be a better teacher than ink, and banter is often better than books.”

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James Joyce - Irish novelist, poet
 “White wine is like electricity. Red wine looks and tastes like a liquified beefsteak.”

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Galileo - Astronomer
“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”

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Plato - Philosopher
“Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year, for it is wrong to add fire to fire.”

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Frank Sinatra - Singer
“Someone said drink the water, but I will drink the wine / Someone said take a poor man, the rich don’t have a dime / Go fool yourself, if you will, I just haven’t got the time / I’ll give you back your water, and I will take the wine.” 

 

Judy Ciok