Bill's Conversational Musings

Wine Toasts


A toast is usually something that happens at a gathering where a tribute is given to someone or something. Glasses are raised and words are spoken in honor.

Here are a few toasts about wine and the benefits it can bring. I'm putting this out here for quick reference when I need it. Thanks to Kursten Balkum for permission in using her artwork.

  • IN VINO VERITAS "In wine there is truth."
  • Music and wine quench the parched soul.
  • I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food. - W.C. Fields
  • May your glass be always filled with warm memories. And the taste of a life well lived linger on your tongue.
  • Burgundy makes you think of silly things. Bordeaux makes you talk of them. Champagne makes you do them.
  • The early bird gets the worm. Wine, gratefully, is served later.
  • Don't cry over spilled milk. It could have been wine.
  • Wine is sunlight, held together by water. - Galileo Galilei
  • Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile - Homer
  • Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know. - John Keats
  • Wine is bottled poetry. - Robert Lewis 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 great range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly any other purely sensory thing. - Ernest Hemingway
  • The first kiss and the first glass of wine are the best - Marty Rubin
  • Great wine works wonders and is itself one. - Edward Steinberg
  • Roses are RED, so is my wine. Refill my glass & I'll be just fine.
  • Money doesn't buy happiness unless you spend it on wine.
  • A glass of wine, a good cigar, and wonderful conversation make for great memories - Bill Hertzing
  • Save the Earth. It's the only planet with wine.
  • Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance - Benjamin Franklin
  • My manner of living is plain - a glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready. - George Washington
  • I am certain the good Lord never intended grapes to be made into jelly. - Fiorello LaGuardia
  • Wine is older than history. Humans didn't invent wine, we discovered it. - Philip Seldon
  • Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Great is the fortune of he who possesses a good bottle, a good book and a good friend. - Molière
  • A bottle of wine begs to be shared. I've never met a miserly wine lover. - Clifton Fadiman
  • Wine makes a symphony of a good meal. - Fernande Galvin
  • Drink freely the wine life offers you and don't worry how much you spill. - Marty Rubin
  • Wine is one of the agreeable and essential ingredients of life. - Julia Child
  • Wine without food is fine. Food without wine is a disaster. - Alan Richman
  • Wine is a passport to the world. - Thom Elkjer
  • His lips drink water but his heart drinks wine. - Edward Cummings
  • To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history. - New York Times 1967
  • Without bread and wine love goes hungry.
  • There comes a moment on a journey when something sweet, something irresistible and charming as wine raise to thirsty lips well up in the traveler’s being. - Patrick MacGille
  • The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes of its secrets. - Salvador Dali

ADDED 2/6/2016

  • Bonum vinum laetificat cor hominis "Good wine gladdens a person's heart." - Latin Proverb
  • "No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers." - Horace, 65BC
  • "Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy." - Samuel Johnson
  • "Eat the bread with joy and drink the wine with a merry heart." - Ecclesiastes 9
  • "In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria." - David Auerbach
  • Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne. - Dorothy Parker
  • Lily Bollinger was asked "When do you drink champagne?", and replied: I only drink champagne 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 am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty.
  • In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it. - Napoleon
  • There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne. - Bette Davis (from the movie Old Acquaintance)
  • Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it. - Madame De Pompadour
  • 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. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh. - W.B. Yeats, A Drinking Song
  • Vinum et musica laetificant cor - Wine and music gladden the heart

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