Let's spill some wine on the world's famous wines.
What do French, Italian and Spanish Wines have in common?
Good old wine and good old wisdom.
So, why not enjoy Italian wine with Italian proverb?
Amici e vini sono meglio vecchi
= Old wine and friends improve with age
Friendship or wine? What do Italians value the most? The answer is both (especially if they are old). Friends and wine get better with time, aren’t they? This proverb reminds you to take a good care of your friends the same way a wine maker does with its wine.
La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin
= Life is too short to drink bad wine. This is a typical French saying, which defines the French culture. French enjoy consuming moderate amounts of good wine with their meals at the different time of the day.
Quemad viejos leños, leed viejos libros, bebed viejos vinos, tend viejos amigos
= Wine and friends should be old (literally means: burn old wood, read old books, drink old wine, and have old friends). What is the drink that comes to your mind when you think about Spain? The probability is high that it is wine! Spanish people like drinking wine as well as spending a hot summer night out or a relaxing winter evening with good old friends.
The last but not the least, famous Latin proverb:
In vino veritas = In wine there is truth
This is a Latin phrase which means “wine makes people tell the truth”. To specify, it means that a person under the influence of alcohol is more likely to speak their hidden thoughts and desires.It is sometimes continued as In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas = In wine there is truth, in the water there is health.
French, Italian, Spanish or Latin: which one do you like the most? What is your favorite proverb about wine?