Top 10 Movie Quotes About Wine

Very few movies have explored the wonderful world of wines.  The drink of choice in film will more likely be beer or whiskey than a fine merlot or cabernet franc.  The one exception is champagne, which is often featured as a drink for special celebrations.

However, some of the best quotes from movies have made reference to wine in one way or another, beginning first when Dracula told us that, “I don’t drink…wine.”  Here are some movie quotes about the beautifully intricate product of winemakers worldwide.

“Wine is like people. The wine takes all the influences in life all around it, it absorbs them and it gets its personality.”

French Kiss (1995) – Luc (Kevin Kline)

“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”
Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins)

“I myself subscribe more to the European philosophy of life, my priorities leaning towards wine, women and, well that’s about it.”
Alfie (2004) – Alfie (Jude Law)

“I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I’d opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it’s constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks, like your ’61. And then it begins its steady, inevitable decline.”
Sideways (2004) – Maya (Virginia Madsen)

“The grape is the only fruit that God gave the sense to know what it was made for.”
This Earth is Mine (1959) – Philippe Rambeau (Claude Rains)

“I’ll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I’m talking about a little place called Aspen.”
Dumb and Dumber (1994) – Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey)

“The grape waits for no man.”
Father Brown (1954) – Inspector Dubois (Gerard Oury)

“Stick your nose in it. Don’t be shy, really get your nose in there.  A little citrus, maybe some strawberry, passion fruit and there’s the faintest soupçon of like asparagus and just a flutter of a nutty Edam cheese.”
Sideways (2004) – Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti)

“It’s a bold wine with a hint of sophistication and lacking in pretension.  Actually, I was just talking about myself.”
French Kiss (1995) – Kate (Meg Ryan)

“I never drink…wine.”
Dracula (1931) – Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi)



~ by tallhorsewines on April 29, 2010.

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