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By Betty Gold
Updated May 21, 2019
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In honor of National Wine Day on Saturday, May 25, we’ve rounded up the most clever and quirky quotes about everyone’s favorite boozy beverage. Some will make you giggle, others will call for an eye-roll, and every single one of them should inspire you to grab a glass and pour yourself a well-deserved drink. Whether you’re partial to Pinot, relish rosé, or are all-in on the orange wine trend, we can all agree that the best way to learn about wine is to drink it. Cheers!

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” – Ernest Hemingway

“A man may acquire a taste for wine or brandy, and so lose his love for water, but should we not pity him.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” — Galileo

"Wine, because it's not good to keep things bottled up." — Unknown

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

“Wine gave a sort of gallantry to their own failure.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Wine is like duct tape: it fixes everything.” – Unknown

“I shall drink no wine before it’s time! Okay, it’s time.” – Groucho Marx

“Give me a bowl of wine. I have not that alacrity of spirit nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have.” — William Shakespeare

“Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more.” – Maya Angelou

“[I]t is the wine that leads me on, the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool—it drives the man to dancing… it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told.” – Homer

“I never taste the wine in restaurants. I just ask the waiter to pour.” – Nigella Lawson

“Here’s the problem, when you’re stargazing on a mountain top you are partially oxygen-deprived and you’re in command of million dollars worth of hardware. So as much as I would like to sip wine under the stars, it’s contraindicated in the instructions on operating telescopes.” — Neil DeGrasse Tyson

“I’m sure wine snobs look at me and think, how dare you.” – Drew Barrymore

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food!” – W.C. Fields

“I like all paintings. I always look at the paintings, good or bad, in barbershops, furniture stores, provincial hotels. I’m like a drinker who needs wine. As long as it is wine, it doesn’t matter which wine.” – Pablo Picasso

"Wine a little, laugh a lot."Unknown