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.
In wine, there is truth. - Pliny the Elder
Good wine needs no vine. - French Proverb
Beer speaks. People mumble. - Tony McGee
Wine is my favorite 4 letter word. - Unknown
Wine and children speak the truth. - Greek Proverb
Does wine count as a serving of fruit? - Joe-kster
Religions change; beer and wine remain. - Hervey Allen
When wine goes in strange things come out. - Friedrich Schiller
Every cask smells of the wine it contains. - Spanish Proverb
Beer. Now there's a temporary solution. - Homer Simpson
I'm Hybrid. I run on chocolate and wine. - Unknown
Good friends, like wine, get better with age. - Unknown
Talking to you is like casting pearls into wine. - Archie Bunker
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
What two ideas are more inseparable than Beer and Britannia? - Sydney Smith
I'm only a beer teetotaller, not a champagne teetotaller. - George Bernard Shaw
Drinking rum before noon makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic. - Unknown
The sweetest grapes are picked from the vineyard of friendship. - French Proverb
God invented whiskey to prevent the Irish from ruling the world. - Irish Saying
Give me a woman who truly loves beer and I will conquer the world. - Kaiser Willhelm II
Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy. - Frank Sinatra
A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. - Louis Pasteur
I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov
Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold. - Jerry Vale
If one glass of wine is good for you, just imagine what a whole bottle could do! - Unknown
Kidney: 1. Midpoint of a child's leg; 2. An organ used to convert beer into urine. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
New York champagne - that's a phony label. They don't grow raisins in New York. - Archie Bunker
Why is it that everybody's suing the tobacco companies and not the alcohol companies? - Donald Trump
Just as Jesus created wine from water, we humans are capable of transmuting emotion into music. - Carlos Santana
There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. - Ovid
Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I'll probably waste. - Tug McGraw
I'd learned some things. I knew you weren't supposed to hold a good wine at the top - the paper bag falls off. - Pat Paulsen
The Bible's full of wine. God ain't got nothing against a little drink to celebrate His Son's birthday with. - Archie Bunker
You pretty much can't get away from bacon or whiskey in the South. Put a doughnut in it and you'd be good to go. - Hillary Scott
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
In those days the best painkiller was ice. It wasn't addictive, and it was particularly effective if you poured some whiskey over it. - George Burns
The simple act of opening a bottle of wine has brought more happiness to the human race than all the collective governments in the history of earth. - Jim Harrison