Oenophilia poetry - a love poem of wine
Wine Bibber by Robert Service (1907)
I would rather drink than eat,
And though I superbly sup,
Food, I feel, can never beat
Delectation of the cup.
Wine it is that crowns the feast;
Fish and fowl and fancy meat
Are of my delight the least;
I would rather drink than eat.
Though no Puritan I be,
And have doubts of Kingdom Come,
With those fellows I agree
Who deplore the Demon Rum.
Gin and brandy I decline,
And I shy at whisky neat;
But give me rare vintage wine,
Gad! I'd rather drink than eat.
Food surfeit is of the beast;
Wine is from the gods a gift.
All from prostitute to priest
Can attest to its uplift.
Green and garnet glows the vine;
Grapes grow plump in happy heat;
Gold and ruby winks the wine...
Come! Let's rather drink than eat.
Good wine needs no vine. - French Proverb
When the wine is in, the wit is out. - English Proverb
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder. - Addison Mizner
Does wine count as a serving of fruit? - Joe-kster
Every cask smells of the wine it contains. - Spanish Proverb
Beer. Now there's a temporary solution. - Homer Simpson
Wine improves with age. I improve with wine. - Unknown
Step aside Coffee. This is a job for Alcohol. - Unknown
Draft Dodger: Someone who avoids beer on tap. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
Talking to you is like casting pearls into wine. - Archie Bunker
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence. - Robert Fripp
Bladder: The human apparatus that pays the tax on beer - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
It was 2:00 p.m., too early for wine but not for chocolate. - Andrea Hurst
Drinking rum before noon makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic. - Unknown
The sweetest grapes are picked from the vineyard of friendship. - French Proverb
A meal of bread, cheese, and beer constitutes the perfect food. - Queen Elizabeth I
God invented whiskey to prevent the Irish from ruling the world. - Irish Saying
Give me a woman who truly loves beer and I will conquer the world. - Kaiser Willhelm II
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. - Benjamin Franklin
We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine. - Eduardo Galeano
In heaven there is no beer...
That's why we drink ours here. - Unknown
Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy. - Frank Sinatra
In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. - Ben Franklin
Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold. - Jerry Vale
Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities. - Lord Dunsany
Kidney: 1. Midpoint of a child's leg; 2. An organ used to convert beer into urine. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
I'll bring ya a bottle of champagne. Maybe I'll even bring home a whole maggot. - Archie Bunker
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke
You call this a party? The beer is warm, the women cold and I'm hot under the collar. - Groucho Marx
Why is it that everybody's suing the tobacco companies and not the alcohol companies? - Donald Trump
My heart says chocolate and wine but my jeans say, for the love of God women, eat a salad. - Unknown
Just as Jesus created wine from water, we humans are capable of transmuting emotion into music. - Carlos Santana
He's so full of alcohol, if you put a lighted wick in his mouth he'd burn for three days. - Groucho Marx
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. - Carl Jung
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. - Hunter S Thompson
Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat. - Alex Levine
Mancation: A man's vacation. Generally includes lots of beer, a Redneck grill, slabs of meat for cooking and a sack of fireworks. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
In those days the best painkiller was ice. It wasn't addictive, and it was particularly effective if you poured some whiskey over it. - George Burns
NASA's robot Curiosity landed on Mars. Early pictures show no signs of ESPN or beer. This makes it very clear that men are not from Mars. - Unknown
The simple act of opening a bottle of wine has brought more happiness to the human race than all the collective governments in the history of earth. - Jim Harrison