Wine Proverbs

Just about every culture has a proverb or two that relates to wine. Wine is that ever present in our world! Enjoy these classic wine proverbs, and let me know if you have any more to add in!

"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

"Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine.
Pleasure for one year a marriage;
but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden."
-- Chinese Proverb

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

"Not intoxicate themselves;
Not entice themselves. "
-- Chinese Proverb

"He who has wine and meat will have many friends."
-- Chinese Proverb

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

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

"Friends and wine should be old."
-- Spanish Proverb
Wine and Friends Wine Proverb - graphic version

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