10 quotes about wine to celebrate National Drink Wine Day

Everyone from Ben Franklin to Slayer’s Tom Araya has something to say about vino.

As if we really needed an excuse to down some wine on a Saturday, Feb. 18 happens to be National Drink Wine Day.


But instead of spouting off some hoity-toity gobbledygook about bouquets and tannins and mouth feel, why not spout one of these quotes as your pour your next glass?


• “I think musicians have always been drinking and sharing a good wine. It is, I hate to say this, another form of vice.” Tom Arayaof Slayer


• “A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow.” Singer Kathy Mattea


• “We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.” Writer Eduardo Galeano

• “What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.” Greek philosopher Diogenes

• “I love my job but, at the end of the day, I want to come home and watch a movie and drink a bottle of wine with my husband.” Actress Anna Faris

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• “Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.” Saint Thomas Aquinas

• “I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.” Actress Sophia Bush

• “Wine is bottled poetry.” Writer Robert Louis Stevenson

• “I never taste the wine first in restaurants, I just ask the waiter to pour.” Food personality Nigella Lawson

And, of course, no wine-quote list is complete without this oft-used saying from Benjamin Franklin:

• “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”