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
Payday came and with it beer. - Rudyard Kipling
I work until beer o'clock. - Stephen King
Wine is my favorite 4 letter word. - Unknown
That one kind of grapes on my nerves. - Archie Bunker
Does wine count as a serving of fruit? - Joe-kster
You can never buy beer, you just rent it. - Archie Bunker
Life is too short to drink the house wine. - Helen Thomas
The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes. - William Shakespeare
When life hands you lemons, make whiskey sours. - WC Fields
Everything's better with bacon and red wine. - Dianne Harman
As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Drown in a vat of whiskey? Oh death, where is thy sting? - WC Fields
It was 2:00 p.m., too early for wine but not for chocolate. - Andrea Hurst
I'm only a beer teetotaller, not a champagne teetotaller. - George Bernard Shaw
Stop trying to make everybody happy - you're not tequila. - Unknown
Drinking rum before noon makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic. - Unknown
The sweetest grapes are picked from the vineyard of friendship. - French Proverb
Ah, good ol' trustworthy beer. My love for you will never die. - Homer Simpson
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
Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold. - Jerry Vale
If one glass of wine is good for you, just imagine what a whole bottle could do! - Unknown
I'll bring ya a bottle of champagne. Maybe I'll even bring home a whole maggot. - Archie Bunker
New York champagne - that's a phony label. They don't grow raisins in New York. - Archie Bunker
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
Wine makes a man more pleased with himself. I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others. - Samuel Johnson
They don't make pizza or beer out of celery. And that is all you need to know about celery. - Bill Murray
Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake. - WC Fields
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine. - Fran Lebowitz
The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust. - Diogenes
There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. - Ovid
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. - George Carlin
It was so quiet, a reservation kind of quiet, where you can hear somebody drinking whiskey on the rocks three miles away. - Sherman Alexie
A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine; something Brussels Sprouts never do. - P.J. O'Rourke
A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands. - George G. Byron
Alcohol is not in my vodkabulary. However, I looked it up on whiskeypedia and learned if you drink too much of it, it's likely tequilya. - Unknown
If you sang "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" and counted all the numbers mentioned throughout the entire song, it would add up to 14,850. - Joe-kster
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