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10 iconic wine quotes from the silver screen


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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Michael Caine: “You can’t drink them, Freddy. They’re far too valuable.”
Steve Martin: “So you sell them?”
Caine: “I’d never sell them, they mean too much to me.”

Withnail & I (1987)

“We want the finest wines available to humanity. And we want them here, and we want them now!”

The Jerk (1979) 

Steve Martin, when asked if he’d like another bottle of Chateau Latour: “Yes, but no more 1966. Let’s splurge! Bring us some fresh wine, the freshest you’ve got. This year’s! No more of this old stuff. He doesn’t realize he’s dealing with sophisticated people here.”

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”

Sideways (2004)

“If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am not drinking any f*cking Merlot!”


James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)

“My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ‘53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs!”

The Muppet Movie (1979)

Kermit: “Waiter, the wine please.”
Miss Piggy: “You mad, impetuous thing, it’s Champagne!”
Snooty sommelier (Steve Martin): “Not exactly. Sparkling Moscatel, one of the finest wines from Idaho!”

Year of the Comet (1992)

Maggie: “But it could be vinegar! I mean, old wine often turns to vinegar.”
Oliver: “Well then, we either have a wonderful glass of wine, or a really expensive salad.”

James Bond, From Russia With Love (1963)

“Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something.”


Bottle Shock (2008)

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” Steven Spurrier quoting the poetic wisdom of Italian physicist, philosopher and stargazer, Galileo Galilei.

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