Roman Wine Quotes

The Roman Empire treasured wine for over a thousand years. It stands to reason that the writers of Rome were plentiful in their praise of wine and its strengths!

Here are some of my favorite Roman era quotes about wine. Please let me know if you have any other Roman wine quotes that I should add in to this wine quote collection!

Bonum vinum laetificat cor hominis
"Good wine gladdens a person's heart."
-- Latin Proverb

"No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers."
-- Horace, 65BC

"When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing."
-- Ovid 17AD, The Art of Love
Plenty of Wine - graphical version

"Time, motion and wine cause sleep."
-- Ovid 17AD

"Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion."
-- Ovid 17AD

"Wine prepares the heart for love unless you take too much."
-- Ovid 17AD

"It warms the blood, adds luster to the eyes, and wine and love have ever been allies."
-- Ovid 17AD

"It has become quite a common proverb that in wine there is truth (In Vino Veritas)."
-- Pliny the Elder, 79AD

"In wine there is health (In vino sanitas)"
-- Pliny the Elder, 79AD

"On one occasion some one put a very little wine into a [glass], and said that it was sixteen years old.
'It is very small for its age,' said Gnathaena."
- Athenaeus, 200AD

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