Balanced, tasty and deep: Great vinous movie lines

Some of the best takes of wines come from the movies. A few of my favorites, in chronological order:

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

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

French Kiss“Wine is like people. The wine takes all the influences in life all around it, it absorbs them, and it gets its personality.”  — Luc (Kevin Kline), “French Kiss”

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

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

Madsen“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.” — Maya (Virginia Madsen), “Sideways”

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