- The old maxim "quality grapes can make poor wine but poor grapes cannot make quality wine" may apply even more so to Pinot.
- Sparkling white wine is the poor man's champagne.
- The prospects for this year's wine harvest are poor.
- The boy took one sip of the wine and spat it out.
- He drank off the flagon of wine amid their cheers.
- Home-made wine can be very alcoholic.