Oenophilia poetry - a love poem of wine
Wine Bibber by Robert Service (1907)
I would rather drink than eat,
And though I superbly sup,
Food, I feel, can never beat
Delectation of the cup.
Wine it is that crowns the feast;
Fish and fowl and fancy meat
Are of my delight the least;
I would rather drink than eat.
Though no Puritan I be,
And have doubts of Kingdom Come,
With those fellows I agree
Who deplore the Demon Rum.
Gin and brandy I decline,
And I shy at whisky neat;
But give me rare vintage wine,
Gad! I'd rather drink than eat.
Food surfeit is of the beast;
Wine is from the gods a gift.
All from prostitute to priest
Can attest to its uplift.
Green and garnet glows the vine;
Grapes grow plump in happy heat;
Gold and ruby winks the wine...
Come! Let's rather drink than eat.
Beer speaks. People mumble. - Tony McGee
In wine, there is the truth. - Pliny the Elder
Wine is my favorite 4 letter word. - Unknown
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. - Unknown
You can never buy beer, you just rent it. - Archie Bunker
Every cask smells of the wine it contains. - Spanish Proverb
Wine improves with age. I improve with wine. - Unknown
I'm Hybrid. I run on chocolate and wine. - Unknown
Step aside Coffee. This is a job for Alcohol. - Unknown
Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world. - Jack Nicholson
As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food. - WC Fields
Drown in a vat of whiskey? Oh death, where is thy sting? - WC Fields
I'm on a whiskey diet. I've lost three days already. - Tommy Cooper
Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction. - Bob Marley
Stop trying to make everybody happy - you're not tequila. - Unknown
God invented whiskey to prevent the Irish from ruling the world. - Irish Saying
Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends. - Tom Waits
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. - Winston Churchill
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. - Benjamin Franklin
We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine. - Eduardo Galeano
To alcohol! The cause of - and solution to - all of life's problems. - Homer Simpson
In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol - it was the worst 20 minutes of my life. - George Best
I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov
One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts. - Samuel Johnson
I'll bring ya a bottle of champagne. Maybe I'll even bring home a whole maggot. - Archie Bunker
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke
I don't drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs. - Robert Downey Jr.
An Irishman after trying American beer for the first time: "Put it back in the horse!" - Unknown
He's so full of alcohol, if you put a lighted wick in his mouth he'd burn for three days. - Groucho Marx
I'm making wine at home, but I'm making it out of raisins so it will be aged automatically. - Steven Wright
If you have to choose between drinking wine every day or being skinny, which would you choose: Red or White? - Unknown
There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. - Ovid
It was so quiet, a reservation kind of quiet, where you can hear somebody drinking whiskey on the rocks three miles away. - Sherman Alexie
Not all chemicals are bad. Without hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer. - Dave Barry
A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands. - George G. Byron
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. - Mitch Ratcliffe
Irish whiskey was first developed for its medicinal benefits. It's just lucky for the rest of us that the Irish are such a sickly bunch. - Unknown
NASA's robot Curiosity landed on Mars. Early pictures show no signs of ESPN or beer. This makes it very clear that men are not from Mars. - Unknown
Morals are not, like bacon, to be cured by hanging; nor, like wine, to be improved by sea voyages; nor, like honey, to be preserved in cells. - William Taylor