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Quote Me!

From Galileo to William Shakespeare there are many famous wine quotes but none that embody how we feel about our favourite drink like the quote from famed California winemaker, Robert Mondavi.

In his autobiography, “Harvests of Joy” he wrote “Wine to me is passion.  Its family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.”

That quote pretty much says how we, The Women of Wine feel about life, love and the pursuit of a good bottle of wine.

There has been famous wine quotes since our favourite nectar of the God’s was first served up, many somewhat serious yet poignant.

“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.”  Homer, “Odyssey (9th c. B.C.)

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”  Benjamin Franklin

“In victory, you deserve champagne, in defeat, you need it.” Napoleon

“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.” – Ernest Hemingway

Lately we’ve run across a lot of great quotes that made us laugh so we thought we’d share them with you.  Many I’m sure you’ve even seen on various websites or pin boards. We’re not always sure who to accredit them to and they may not stand the test of time like those attributed to Napoleon and Benjamin Franklin but they sure as heck make us laugh out loud.

“I wish I could trade my heart for another liver.  That way I could drink more and care less” – Funny lady Tina Fey

“A good friend brings over a bottle to share.  A best friend brings two so you can each have one” – unknown

“If I ever go missing I want my picture on a wine bottle instead of a milk carton.  This way, my friends will actually know I’m missing”.

And since we all know Sip Happens!!! Grab a glass, pour yourself some wine, and relax and enjoy.