Wine has been part of civilization for thousands of years, so it is not surprising that there area lot of quotations about wine.
Here are a few we like, among a great many. We plan to add others from time to time. We welcome your suggestions.
"There are no standards of taste in wine, cigars, poetry, prose, etc. Each man's own taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard."
~ Mark Twain, 1896
"Trust yourself. The greatest wine experiences are deeply personal."
~ Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher
“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 greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”
from Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway
“There are tougher places than the Russian River Valley to grow Zinfandel, but not many. It is not so much the cool climate as it is the fog that makes it cool, Zinfandel being notoriously subject to any and all molds became of its thin skin and tight clusters. But in those spots where it does grow … it will yield the tart, wild berry-flavored quintessence of Zinfandel as red wine.”
from Notes on a California Cellarbook by Bob Thompson, 1988
“I carry on mental dialogues with the shoots of the grapevine, who reveal to me grand thoughts, and to whom I can retell wondrous things.”
from Faust by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
“We thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also as a great giver of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.”
~ Ernest Hemmingway