Othello, Act II, Sc. 3, line 293, "Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used; exclaim no more against it."
From the Bhagwat Gita (Sir Edwin Arnoldís translation), "Yea! those who learn The threefold Vedas, who drink the Soma-wine, Purge sins, pay sacrifice ó from Me they earn Passage to Swarga."
"Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more." (The Bible, Proverbs 31:6-7)
Victor Hugo in Les Contemplations, "God made only water, but man made wine."