Philosophers, thinkers, scientists, writers, poets, painters, filmmakers… Throughout the history of wine, strongly linked to the history of human beings, there are numerous times we find wine as a source of inspiration. Here is our Top 15 Most Famous Wine Quotes.

Where there is no wine there is no love – Euripides

Nothing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted to mankind by God – Plato

He who knows how to taste does not drink wine but savours secrets – Salvador Dalì

Wine brings to light the hidden secrets of the soul, gives being to our hopes, bids the coward flight, drives dull care away, and teaches new means for the accomplishment of our wishes – Horace

Amongst beverages, wine is the most useful, amongst medicines the most palatable and amongst foods the most tempting – Plutarch

If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good? – Cardinal Richelieu

Language is wine upon the lips – Virginia Woolf

Hot summer, good wine – Weather Lore

Wine is bottled poetry – Robert Louis Stevenson

Wine belongs to the most precious gift of the world. It demands love and respect; we have to pay it tribute! – Hammurabi

Wine is sunlight, held together by water – Galileo Galilei

Beer is made by men, wine by God – Martin Luther

Good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used – William Shakespeare

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world – Louis Pasteur

These are, very few of the phrases that surround this complex wine. There are dozens of others, for which we will come back with a new tribute!