Whining about Wine

In 1965, the Rolling Stones released a song, “I can’t get no satisfaction.”  Some days are just like that–no wine at all, wrong kind of wine, no corkscrew, nothing to chill the wine with, etc.

Wine-Noun, an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes.

Wine- Verb, to entertain someone by offering them food and drink

Whine-intransitive verb, to make high pitched or plaintive sound, to complain with or as a whine

Men are like winesome turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” – Pope John XXIII

If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.” Anthony J. D’angelo

“Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” –  Francis Bacon

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” – Galilieo Galilei

Don’t let the incidents which take place in life bring you low. And certainly don’t whine. You can be brought low, that’s OK, but don’t be reduced by them. Just say, ‘That’s life.'”–Maya Angelou

Language is wine upon lips.” – Virginia Woolf

“I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.”  — James Whistler

“From wine what sudden friendship springs.” –John Gay
What are your favorite wines or whines?  Join in the conversation and share your take on wining and dining or whining while dining.
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5 thoughts on “Whining about Wine”

  1. I admit to being naive in the ways of wines. To paraphrase a recent commentator on NPR, I choose a wine from the menu by checking to see whether it’s in the column that says RED or the one that says WHITE. The only time I recall being truly impressed by someone else’s choice was almost 20 years ago, when my editor ordered a $110 bottle of wine for dinner one evening. It was — to choose an overused word randomly — superb, a taste to remember for a lifetime. Or, if I could remember what it was, to ask a sommelier to find (if I could find a sommelier).
    Whining is another matter entirely. I’ve had quite enough experience to develop an effective style.

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to comment. $110 bottle of wine would still be an expensive bottle in my world-20 years ago, it would have been a very expensive bottle of wine. I think we all have had whining experiences (our own when sitting in traffic) and small children when stuck in a non-moving line at the grocery store.

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