Wine is a popular and important drink that accompanies and enhances a wide range of cuisines, from the simple and traditional stews to the most sophisticated and complex haute cuisines. Wine is often served with dinner. Sweet dessert wines may be served with the dessert course. In fine restaurants in Western countries, wine typically accompanies dinner. Wine is also drunk without the accompaniment of a meal in wine bars or with a selection of cheeses (at a wine and cheese party).
Wine is important in cuisine not just for its value as a drink, but as a flavor agent, primarily in stocks and braising, since its acidity lends balance to rich savory or sweet dishes. Wine sauce is an example of a culinary sauce that uses wine as a primary ingredient.
We prepared for you 13 quotes about wine and food. Just take a glas of wine and enjoy it while reading these quotes.
"A meal without wine is like a day without sun." – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
"Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures." – Michael Broadbent
"I haven't had much luck in pairing red wine with lobster." – Jasper White
"I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food." – W.C. Fields
"Red wine is a great accompaniment to meat." – Mario Lemieux
"Drinking wine is just a part of life, like eating food." – Francis Ford Coppola
"At least once a day you should do something puresely for enjoyment, and wine is my way of relaxing." – Young Uck Kim, Wine Collector
"Eat bread at pleasure, drink wine by measure." – Randgle Cotgrave, wine lover
“Doctor says to a man, ‘You’re pregnant!’ The man says, ‘How does a man get pregnant?’ The doctor says, ‘The usual way, a little wine, a little dinner….'” – Henny Youngman
"Wine... the intellectual part of the meal." – Alexandre Dumas, 1873
"If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul." – Clifton Fadiman
"Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” – André Simon
“A [restaurant] wine list is praised and given awards for reasons that have little to do with its real purpose, as if it existed only to be admired passively, like a stamp collection. A wine list is good only when it functions well in tandem with a menu.” – Gerald Asher
”Wine, it's what's for dinner. And not just as a beverage with dinner, also as a key ingredient in dinner.” - Carl Hanson