Songs About Wine For Your Listening Pleasure

I put together a list of songs about wine, specifically for those relaxing wine-sipping evenings ;)

Songs About Wine

I grew up surrounded with people who cherish wine. Both sets of grandparents live in two very notorious and respected French Wine regions: Côtes du Rhône and Bourgogne (Burgundy). Needless to say, I imbibed a ton and learned even more while spending entire summers at my grandparents. There was just something about seeing the grapes being grown in that soft sunlight of France, and experiencing the whole wine-making process that really opened me up.

There are large numbers of songwriters who have also been inspired by wine. After all, it’s all about the wine, love and music, no? So I started looking for songs inspired by wine and decided to share them with all of my Wine Ponder fans.

What is your favorite wine? What is your favorite wine song?  And more importantly, have you tried pairing them together? Here is a list of songs about wine I put together. Please share and let us know about your favorite wine song at the bottom of this page ; )

Santé!

• ”Lilac Wine” – Eartha Kitt (1953 / Vocal Pop)


Lilac wine is sweet and heady where’s my love?

Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where’s my love?

• ”Le Vin” – George Brassens (1957 / French Pop)


Hélas ! il ne pleut

Jamais du gros bleu
Qui tache
Qu’ell’s donnent du vin
J’irai traire enfin
Les vaches
Que vienne le temps
Du vin coulant dans
La Seine !
Les gens, par milliers
Courront y noyer
Leur peine…

• “Mathilde” – Jacques Brel (1963 / French Pop)


Bougnat, apporte-nous du vin

Celui des noces et des festins, Mathilde m’est revenue

• ”The Days Of Wine And Roses” – Andy Williams (1963 / Vocal Pop)


The days of wine and roses
laugh and run away
like a child at play

• “Ah Le Petit Vin Blanc” – Lina Margy (1964 / French Pop)


Ah ! Le petit vin blanc

Qu’on boit sous les tonnelles
Quand les filles sont belles

• “All Along the Watchtower” – Bob Dylan (1965 / Rock)


Businessmen, they drink my wine

None of them along the line
know what any of it is worth

• “Tiny Bubbles” – Don Ho (1966 / Pop)


Tiny bubbles

In the wine
Make me happy
Make me feel fine
Tiny bubbles
Make me warm all over
With a feeling that I’m gonna
Love you till the end of time

• “Summer Wine” – Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood (1967 / Vocal Pop)


Strawberries, cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring

My summer wine is really made from all these things

• “Red Red Wine” – Neil Diamond (1968 / Pop)


Red, red wine

Go to my head
Make me forget that I
Still need her so

Red, red wine
It’s up to you
All I can do, I’ve done
But memories won’t go

• “Leftover Wine” – Della Reese (1970 / R&B Soul)


But what will I do with the leftover wine

I’m gonna spend my whole life making the time rhyme
And then I’m gonna run to the people
And I’ll sing them a song of mine

• “Bottle Of Red Wine” – Eric Clapton (1970 / Rock)


Get up; get your man a bottle of red wine 

I can’t get up out of bed
With this crazy feeling in my head

• “Spill The Wine” – War and Eric Burdon (1970 / R&B Soul)


Out of the middle, came a lady

She whispered in my ear
Something crazy
She said,
Spill the wine, take that pearl

And then I heard her say one more time
Spill the wine dig that girl

• “Yesterday’s Wine” – Willie Nelson (1971 / Country)


Yesterday’s wine

I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time
Like yesterday’s wine

• “Elderberry Wine” – Elton John (1973 / Pop)


Made elderberry wine

Drunk all the time
Feeling fine on elderberry wine

• “Killer Queen” – Queen (1974 / Rock)


She keeps Moet Chandon

in her pretty cabinet
Let them eat cake, she says
Just like Marie Antoinette.

• “Lady Marmalade” – Patti LaBelle (1975 / R&B, Soul)


He sat in her boudoir while she freshened up

The boy drank all her magnolia-wine
On the black satin sheets oh I swear he started to freak

• “Hotel California” – Eagles (1976 / Rock)


So I called up the Captain

Please bring me my wine
He said, we haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty-nine
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

• “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” – Billy Joel (1977 / Pop)


A bottle of white, a bottle of red

Perhaps a bottle of rose instead
We’ll get a table near the street
In our old familiar place
You and I, face to face

• “Big Shot” – Billy Joel (1978 / Pop)


You had the Dom Perignon in your hand

and the spoon up your nose

• “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” – Rupert Holmes (1979 / Pop)


That you liked Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain

And the feel of the ocean, and the taste of champagne
If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape
You´re the love that I´ve looked for, come with me, and escape

• “I heard through the grapevine” – Marvin Gaye (1983 / R&B Soul)


You could have told me yourself

That you loved some one else
Instead I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine

• “Never Tear Us Appart” – INXS (1988 / Rock)


We could live

For a thousand years
But if I hurt you
I’d make wine from your tears

• “Dust On The Bottle” – David Lee Murphy (1995 / Country)


Some say good love, well it’s like a fine wine

It keeps getting better as the days go by
There might be a little dust on the bottle
But don’t let it fool ya about what’s inside
There might be a little dust on the bottle
It’s one of those things that gets sweeter with time

• “Ironic” – Alanis Morisette (1996 / Alternative)


An old man turned ninety-eight

He won the lottery and died the next day
It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay
It’s a death row pardon two minutes too late
Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think

• “Strawberry Wine” – Deana Carter (1996 / Country)


It’s funny how those memories they last

Like strawberry wine and seventeen
The hot July moon saw everything
My first taste of love oh bittersweet
Green on the vine
Like strawberry wine

• “Cherry Red Wine” – Luther Allison (1998 / Blues)


Watching you destroy yourself woman

All you do is sit around drinking wine

You’re gonna keep on drinking that bad wine baby
Even the grass that grows on your grave will be cherry red

• “Wine Take Me Away” – Merle Haggard (2001 / Country)


Help me friend of mine wine take me away

When my life becomes a grime and when I’m weary and tired

• “White Winos” – Loudon Wainwright III (2001 / Pop)


Mother liked her white wine

When she was alive.
She was desperate to live

We always stuck with white wine
We stayed away from red.

Always stick with white wine
Stay away from-
Mother liked her white wine
She’d have a glass or two
Almost every single night 
after her day was through.
Sancerre, chardonnay, chablis,
Pinot grigio,
Just to take the edge off
Just to get the glow.

• “Wine Me Up” – Farron Young (2001 / Country)


Wine me up turn me on and watch me cry for you yeah

Lately drinking warm red wine is all I want to do
I never know how tight I’ll wine me up till I walk in
And I don’t care I’ll be back to wine me up again yeah

• “Wine In The Afternoon” – Franz Ferdinand (2005 / Pop Rock)


Drinking wine

Drinking wine in the afternoon
Do-do do-dooo

Don’t we all, don’t we all
Don’t we all, don’t we all, all
Love drinking wine
Love drinking wine in the afternoon
Do-do do-dooo
Bottle of wine, bottle of wine…

• “Celebration” – Kanye West (2005 / Hip Hop, Rap)


So go head pop some Cristal
For my newborn child cuz now y’all

Yeah, you know what this is

It’s a celebration, bitches!
Grab a drink, grab a glass
After that I grab yo ass

• “Body Movin'” – Beastie Boys (2005 / Hip Hop, Rap)


Like a bottle of Chateau Neuf do Pap

I’m fine like wine when I start to rap

• “Show Me What You Got” – Jay Z (2006 / Hip Hop, Rap)


I’m just getting better with time I’m like Opus

One young, no two alike, like a snowflake

• “Champagne Supernova” – Oasis (2006 / Alternative)


In a champagne supernova in the sky

Someday you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova

• “C’est Beau La Bourgeoisie” – Discobitch (2009 / Dance)


J’aimerai boire un verre, de boisson, de Champagne

C’est beau la petite bourgeoisie qui boit du Champagne

• “Drinkin’ Wine” – G. Love & Special Sauce (2011 / Blues, Rap, and Rock Fusion)


Little bit of wine

That’s all G. Love ever need
Let’s drink some wine, man
I love that wine
I’m drinking wine, wine, wine
All the time

• “Just Fine”– G. Love & Special Sauce (2011 / Blues, Rap, and Rock Fusion)


Oh yeah, I’ll be just fine if you give me just half of your time

‘Cause your kiss is so delicious like this glass of fine wine
I’m a drink it up, see I can’t get me enough
And when you’re gone, I’ll write you letters just to send you my love

• “There’s No Black Or White”– Rachel Lauren / Music and lyrics by Brian Carmody (2013 / Jazz)


Drink with me, talk to me, tell me your scores
Let’s work past the past, I’m not done being yours
You’re perfectly 
flawed, and I’ve watched you grow
Your vintage is rare, I hope that you know

• “Doses And Mimosas” – Cherub (2014 / Alternative)


Doses and mimosas

Champagne and cocaine
Help to get me through (uh)

In most case, the above songs about wine have been played by various different artists. Chances are, we know them and we have them. Just let us know if there’s a song you can’t find.

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Wine MoviesMost theaters won’t let you sip wine during the movie, but catching reruns at home can solve that problem. Here is a list of wine movies for your enjoyment: “Wine Movies“.

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