Wine Proverbs and Sayings

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These wine proverbs and sayings help define popular culture. They often run counter to the official ideology of the day. Why not enjoy a fine French wine with a fine French wine proverb?

Old wine and old friends are enough provision.
Andalusian Saying

Good wine carrieth a man to heaven.
Anglo-Saxon Saying

Good wine praises itself.
Arabian Proverb

Drunkenness is not the wine's fault, but the man's.
Chinese Proverb

A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds.
Chinese proverb

Burgundy for Kings, Champagne for Duchesses, and claret for Gentlemen.
French Proverb

The best use of bad wine is to drive away poor relations.
French proverb

In water one sees one's own face, but in wine one beholds the heart of another.
French Proverb

There are more old wine drinkers than old doctors.
German Proverb

Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved.
Medieval German Saying

Take the drink for the thirst that is yet to come.
Irish Proverb

One barrel of wine can work more miracles than a church full of saints.
Italian Proverb

Drink a glass of wine after your soup, and you steal a ruble from the doctor.
Russian Proverb

With wine and hope, anything is possible.
Spanish Proverb

Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach
Spanish Saying

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