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52 Songs About Wine

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Celebrate the popularity of wine with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and hip-hop songs on the subject. Whether you prefer chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, or something else, wine has never been more popular.

Celebrate the popularity of wine with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and hip-hop songs on the subject. Whether you prefer chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, or something else, wine has never been more popular.

Here's a Toast to the Health Benefits of Wine

Wine has hit its stride, particularly among women and millennials. If you're a wine drinker, you're not only on-trend, but also realizing a long list of health benefits.

The upsides of regularly drinking wine are well publicized and have served to boost its popularity. Research has found that moderate consumption of wine, particularly red wine, has been found to be correlated with a reduced risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, depression, cataracts, type 2 diabetes, stroke, as well as dementia and Alzheimer's. "Moderate consumption" is defined as not more than one glass a day for women or two glasses a day for men.

In addition, moderate wine intake is linked with higher levels of HDL "good" cholesterol and prevention of LDL "bad" cholesterol. Research has also found that wine is associated with slowed growth of breast, prostate, liver, lung, and oral cancers, and that wine can even prevent cavities and treat acne.

But wait. Before you see this as permission to drink to your heart's content, you should know that resveratrol, the ingredient in wine that makes it healthful, can be found in larger quantities in blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, and mulberries. (Reservatrol is also available in supplement form.) Sorry to ruin the party!

Enjoy your glass of wine for the taste, for the relaxation, and for the health benefits. And while you're at it, make a playlist of pop, rock, country, and hip-hop songs about your favorite adult beverage. We have a long list to start you out.

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1. "Two More Bottles of Wine" by Emmylou Harris

There are few things that two bottles of wine cannot solve. This 1978 country song is a classic for good reason. It appeals to the dreamer in all of us and the desire to persist in the face of challenge.

The narrator describes escaping her hometown for the west coast, only to find herself single two months later, making ends meet by sweeping an L.A. warehouse. She suffers through her broken dreams with the assistance of wine. Let's hope, however, that she doesn't spend too long drowning her sorrows this way.

2. "Wine After Whiskey" by Carrie Underwood

This woman's ex did a number on her heart. The narrator in this mournful 2012 country song finds herself comparing new lovers to her ex, and no one quite measures up:

Once you’ve tasted a love that strong
You can’t go back, and you can’t settle on anything less
And that’s what gets me; it’s like having wine after whiskey.

3. "Red Red Wine" by UB40

Although Neil Diamond wrote this song, UB40 made it an international hit and their signature song. The reggae-infused pop tune from 1983 is about a guy who is feeling sad about a lost lover, so he turns to red wine as a crutch to help him forget.

Wine isn't the only red thing that people sing about. Click here for songs with the color red in the title.

4. "Strawberry Wine" by Deana Carter

The young woman in this 1996 country song recalls that her first taste of love came one hot July night. It was bittersweet on the vine, like strawberry wine. He was a summer farmhand on her grandfather's farm who was working his way through college, and she was a tender young thing of 17. Even now, she remembers him yet isn't sure whether it's him she misses or her innocence.

5. "Sangria Wine" by Camila Cabello and Pharrell Williams

In case you didn't know, sangria is a punch of Spanish origin which typically consists of red wine, chopped fruit, orange juice, and brandy, or similar ingredients. This 2018 salsa-influenced song celebrates both the adult beverage and the way it makes the woman who drinks it dance in a sensual manner.

6. "Cherry Wine" by Hozier

In this mournful pop ballad from 2016, a battered partner describes the confusion, justification, and self-blame commonly expressed by victims of domestic violence. The narrator is involved in a toxic relationship with a woman who beats him. Despite her bad temper and icy stare, sadly, he claims that he still loves her:

The way she shows me I'm hers and she is mine
Open hand or closed fist would be fine
The blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine.

Real love doesn't hurt like this. Click here for additional songs about domestic violence.

7. "Lilac Wine" by Miley Cyrus

Many artists have recorded this reflective ballad, but the cover version by Miley Cyrus in 2012 is particularly noteworthy. The song describes a heartbroken lover unready for love who finds comfort in the wine of the lilac song.

8. "Whiskey to Wine" by Garth Brooks (featuring Trisha Yearwood)

Once you're out of a toxic relationship and you find yourself a new romance, if you're not careful you might find yourself missing the heated arguments and unpredictability of the unhealthy dynamics you've left behind. That's what the ex-lovers in this mournful 2016 song feel.

While they are content with their new partners, they each compare their experience to going from whiskey to wine:

When I talk, he listens
He don't show up missing
He's patient, polite, and refined
He's handsome, romantic
But the problem is damn it
That after you it's like going
From whiskey to wine.

Many of us have a "whiskey" lover in our past, as some old flames are harder to forget than others. (Wanna tell us about yours?) For more songs about struggling to get over an ex, click here.

9. "God of Wine" by Third Eye Blind

When one is in love with an alcoholic, it's all too easy to become dragged down in their self-destruction. Personal boundaries become blurred, and their problems become yours.

With lyrics that are truly inspired, this 1997 rock tune depicts a narrator who is losing a struggle to save his loved one from addiction. Their days together are canceled out by her drunkenness, and his lover has become a martyr to the drink. He painfully accepts that her addiction gives her something he never can, while it also threatens to take him down with her.

10. "For the First Time" by The Script

The couple in this rock song from 2010 is facing difficult financial times, with both partners having lost their jobs. Unsure of how they got to this desperate place, they plan to start over by staying up all night, drinking cheap bottles of wine, and having an honest conversation about where to go from here.

11. "Yesterday's Wine" by George Jones and Jamey Johnson (featuring Blackberry Smoke)

This 2009 country song is an updated version of a classic which was previously released by several legends in the business (Willie Nelson originally, and a hit duet by Merle Haggard and George Jones). The intoxicating song describes a man who is visited by either an old acquaintance or an older version of himself. He recounts his life's journey and says he's aging with time like yesterday's wine.

12. "Cherry Wine" by Nas (featuring Amy Winehouse)

This Grammy-nominated hip-hop song from 2012 details the narrator's quest for the perfect life partner. The narrator seeks a mate who is similar in interests, can be relied upon, and shares similar values. The tune was released posthumously, following Amy Winehouse's tragic 2011 death by alcohol poisoning.

13. "Sangria" by Blake Shelton

In this hit country song, Blake Shelton is drunk on love or something that resembles it. The tune was released in 2015, the same year he divorced Miranda Lambert and started dating Gwen Stefani. Thus, it's up to our imaginations to determine who he's thinking of when he sings about his deep attraction to his lover:

Your skin is begging to be kissed by a little more than the sun
You take my hand in yours, you lean in
And your lips taste like sangria, your lips taste like sangria.

Here's a playlist if you want to hear more sexy songs about falling in love.

14. "Cheap Wine" by Cold Chisel

The guy in this 1980 Australian pop song is just squeaking by in life. He accepts charity to get by and doesn't mind his habit of "cheap wine and three days' growth." Reflecting back momentarily on the better life he used to have, he confesses that he wouldn't trade it in for his current life of mere survival.

15. "Water in His Wine Glass" by Maddie & Tae

The narrator in this 2016 country song is in love with someone who loves wine more than he loves her. The havoc that his alcohol habit plays in their lives has made him a broken man. Out of desperation, she asks for heavenly intervention:

Lord, pour water in his wine glass
Bring the man he used to be back
'Cause I wanna look him in the eyes and see someone I recognize.

16. "White Wine" by The Vernons

This bluesy rock song from 2013 pays tribute to an enigmatic woman. She is beautiful, street savvy, and makes her own rules. The mysterious lady has the narrator utterly entranced.

"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy." - Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father and inventor

"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy." - Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father and inventor

17. "Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

Although recorded by many artists, this 1966 pop song is a signature song most identified with Don Ho. The simple tune celebrates feeling warm with wine and toasting the one that you love.

18. "Heaven Was a Drink of Wine" by Merle Haggard

The broken-hearted, hard-drinking man in this 1979 country song seeks help from a therapist. It does little good, however. He knows exactly the source of his problems, and it doesn't lie in his childhood:

I never took to drinking long, long as she was mine
But when she left me, I went to hell
Heaven was a drink of wine.

19. "Good Times, Cheap Wine" by Kid Rock

It's no surprise that Kid Rock says he's the kind of guy who likes "good times, cheap wine, backbeat rock and roll." In this 2015 rock ditty, he spends lots of time explaining to his galpal that he's a lowbrow fella, then tries to convince her that he's worth loving the way he is.

20. "Summer Wine" by Lana Del Rey (featuring Barrie James O'Neill)

If you're unfamiliar with Lana Del Rey's haunting, romantic sound, you're missing something special. This 2013 sultry rock tune is a noteworthy cover version of a classic originally made famous by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood over four decades earlier.

The tune describes a woman who notices a man's silver spurs and invites him to share summer wine with her. After seducing him with an evening of heavy drinking, the man awakes to find his silver spurs gone, along with some money and his mysterious ladyfriend.

"Men are like wine -- some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age." Pope John XXIII

"Men are like wine -- some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age." Pope John XXIII

Even More Songs About Wine

Song & Year ReleasedArtistWine Lyrics

21. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant (1977)

Billy Joel

A bottle of white, a bottle of red / Perhaps a bottle of rose instead

22. Barcelona (2017)

Ed Sheeran

Well get up, up on the dancefloor tonight / I've got two left feet and a bottle of red wine

23. Elvira (1981)

The Oakridge Boys

Eyes that look like heaven, lips like sherry wine

24. Wine, Women, and Song (1981)

Whitesnake

You can tell it's wrong, but I love wine, women an' song

25. Hide the Wine (2017)

Carly Pearce

Turn up the lights and kill the mood / Oh 'cause baby I just don't trust myself with you / I better hide the wine

26. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (1998)

Jackson Brown & Bonnie Raitt

I found a girl. I kissed her and then / Oh, Lord, I kissed her again / Oooooh, kisses sweeter than wine.

27. Wine Colored Roses (1986)

George Jones

I sent her some wine-colored roses / The color of grapes on the vine / When she sees the wine-colored roses / They'll tell her I'm still on the wine

28. Sweet Sangria (2002)

Tori Amos

Balmy days, sweet Sangria / She's been gone, have you seen her?

29. China and Wine (2015)

Laura Bell Bundy

Love is fragile, but it won't break as long as you love with all your heart / Like china and wine, everything is fine

30. Wine into Water (2004)

T. Graham Brown

I'm down and I can't fall much farther / And once upon a time, You turned the water into wine / And now, on my knees, I'm turning to You, Father / Could You help me turn the wine back into water?

31. My Baby No Esta Aqui No More (2005)

Garth Brooks

She used to be my rosa amarilla / My litte mexicali tomatilla / But then one night I drank too much sangria / Woke up and found a note that said I'll see ya / Oh, my baby no esta aqui no more

32. Blood Into Wine (1998)

Soul Asylum

Whatever I do is never enough for someone like you / Passing through you all the time / Turning blood into wine

33. Yesterday's Wine (1971)

Willie Nelson

We're yesterday's wine / Aging with time / Like yesterday's wine

34. White Lightnin' and Wine (1975)

Heart

White lightning and wine came on so fast / When did I last feel this fine? / White lightning and wine

35. A Good Friend and a Glass of Wine (2007)

LeAnn Rimes

Every now and then, every now and then / Every girl needs a good friend and a glass of wine

36. Wine, Women, and Song (1964)

Loretta Lynn

Well, I'm at home a workin' and a slavin' away / You're out a misbehavin' spendin' all of your pay / On wine women and song

37. When the Wine Wears Off (2017)

Blake Shelton

Tell me, will you still be mine, baby / When the wine wears off?

38. Red Wine and Whiskey (1984)

Katrina and The Waves

We had a lot of money, but we blew it down the line / We'd love to take you out tonight, but we haven't got a dime / Red wine and whiskey all the time, all the time

39. (Old Dogs, Children, and) Watermelon Wine (1972)

Tom T. Hall

Ain't but three things in this world that's worth a solitary dime / But old dogs and children and watermelon wine.

40. Sangria Wine (1990)

Jerry Jeff Walker

And I love that sangria wine / Love to drink it with old friends of mine

41. Cheap Wine and Cigarettes (2014)

Jess Moskaluke

You take me high and leave me in a mess / Just like cheap wine and cigarettes

42. Melva's Wine (1972)

Johnny Cash

Every year about this time / The air is sweet as Melva's wine / And I sip her wine and I listen to the robin sing

43. Going to California (1971)

Led Zeppelin

Spent my days with a woman unkind /Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.

44. Mexican Wine (2003)

Fountains of Wayne

I tried to change, but I changed my mind / Think I'll have another glass of Mexican wine

45. Hotel California (1977)

Eagles

... Pink champagne on ice / And she said, 'we are all just prisoners here, of our own device'

46. Dust on the Bottle (1994)

David Lee Murphy

Creole Williams lived down a dirt road Made homemade wine like nobody I know

47. Wine or Whiskey (2017)

Natalie Stovall

Is it wine or whiskey? / Are you gone or with me?

48. Cherry Wine (2012)

Nas (featuring Amy Winehouse)

Everything's good, everything's fine / Yeah, yeah we bring it every time / Yeah, pour a little cherry wine

49. Bottle of Wine (1967)

The Fireballs

Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine / When you gonna let me get sober

50. It Was a Very Good Year (1965)

Frank Sinatra

But now the days grow short / I'm in the autumn of the year / And now I think of my life as vintage wine

51. Blackberry Wine (1982)

Gordon Lighfoot

All I need is some time / And a bottle of your very fine Blackberry wine

52. Me and My Wine (1984)

Def Leppard

All I can say is I'm doing fine with just me and my wine

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

Question: Have you heard of a song called, "Wine Spioti Oti? I can't find the song or lyrics anywhere. I first heard it at a dance competition -- a very upbeat tempo and sexy song. Can you help?

Answer: There aren't too many songs that fit that description, so I'm wondering if the song you're asking about is the one by Drake (featuring Witkid & Kyla) called "Once Dance" (2016)? Here is the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGRkD8YdqwE and here is the link to the lyrics: https://genius.com/Drake-one-dance-lyrics. A very danceable and sexy number.

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Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 20, 2020:

Bart - Thank you!

Bart on March 20, 2020:

The song they are asking about is Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 06, 2018:

Ann - Enjoy your wine this evening! Thanks for reading!

Ann Carr from SW England on September 06, 2018:

I love wine and learnt much more about it when we visited France regularly. I can't wait to get back there after we finish our renovations!

Red is my favourite - there don't seem to be so many songs about white wine; I wonder why? I love the UB40 Red, Red Wine and, though I like Neil Diamond, I think their version is better.

I might just have a glass and a 'santé!' with my fella this evening.

Cheers, Flourish!

Ann

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 11, 2018:

Heidi - Glad you're keeping productive. Thank you for that great suggestion. I've added it at #50. Have a relaxing weekend. Hope it's not too hot!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on August 10, 2018:

Sorry joining this wine tasting party a little late. Lots of projects going on.

My add to the list of would be "It Was a Very Good Year," by the one and only Frank Sinatra, who sings his life is a "like a vintage wine." Indeed, it was.

Cheers!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 08, 2018:

Jo - I love that. If I were going to live on drink alone, it'd have to be rum, but alcohol and migraine meds work against one another. Thanks for a fun comment.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on August 08, 2018:

Loved this. I've often said if I were an alcoholic I'd be a wino. My favorite drink by far. But, at my age, it interrupts my sleep and gives me a headache.

The song that was running through my head was "Give Him Another Bottle". Since I didn't see it on the list I had to look it up and then remembered it was written and recorded by a friend from a long time ago. He's a great song writer but not well known. It's still a great song.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 07, 2018:

Hi, Peg - Thanks for that song suggestion! I hope you are doing well. I have added the song to the list at #49.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 06, 2018:

Paula - Bottoms up!

Suzie from Carson City on August 06, 2018:

Flower dish, HIC! thish hub, HIC! is priddy spectic....Hic, Spictac....HIC!......thish hub is priddy good.....Hic.....and so is HIC! wine.........

LOL JUst kidding! I don't even drink!! (Couldn't help myself!!)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 06, 2018:

Dora - I appreciate your stopping by. I hope you are doing well.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 06, 2018:

I learned a few things about wine and it effects. Some experiences are good, some not. Thanks for the stories.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on August 06, 2018:

Great topic to choose for a playlist. I'm glad that a moderate bit of wine is good for our stomach's sake. (1 Timothy 5:23) I do remember an earlier version of "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," from way, way back sung by Jimmie Rogers (1957) who also sang "Honeycomb." I liked that version. Then there's "Bottle of Wine" by Jimmie Gilmer and the Fireballs.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 03, 2018:

Natalie - I can definitely understand! I relied on chocolate to get me through my dissertation.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 03, 2018:

Chris - Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed this playlist. Here's a toast to you.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 03, 2018:

Linda - I thought that quote by old Ben was a good one, too. I never pictured him as someone who took to drink.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 03, 2018:

Genna - I bet you're a real hoot. I respond the same way. Thanks for stopping by! Have a good weekend!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on August 03, 2018:

I'm a moderate drinker -- any more than one glass and I'm under the table, but in a fun, giggling kina way. I am fond of wine with dinner. ( Looove blueberries, too. ) What fun to listen to these songs. Who knew there were so many about wine? "Cherry Wine" is my favorite.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 02, 2018:

The Benjamin Franklin quote is funny. It’s interesting that so many songs have been written about wine. I only drink wine at Christmas. I do enjoy it then, as long as it’s a variety that I like.

Natalie Frank from Chicago, IL on August 02, 2018:

Whew, what an article. . . I think I need a glass of wine (: Red, Red Wine was one of my go to songs when I was writing my thesis and dissertation. Thanks for another amazing article.

Krzysztof Willman from Parlin, New Jersey on August 02, 2018:

This was a fun read, who doesn't love a calming glass of wine. I may make a playlist of these songs while I drink some red wine. Great list and informative opening.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 02, 2018:

Bill - Thanks, Bill. UB40 had a very popular cover version of it that I included here because it was such a hit. I appreciate you stopping by!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 02, 2018:

I thought of "Red, Red Wine," but by Neil Diamond. I'm dating myself. :)

Liz Westwood from UK on August 01, 2018:

Medical guidance changes depending on who you speak to. I think they struggle to define how much alcohol consumption is bad so they set the bar lower to be on the safe side. Yet we hear that a Mediterranean diet is good for health and the European countries around the Mediterranean sea produce and consume a lot of wine.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 01, 2018:

Linda - You had me at "blueberries." Anything made of blueberries is a favorite of mine! Thanks for stopping by and making a comment and song suggestion.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 01, 2018:

Tim - I tend to avoid alcohol altogether except for the rare daiquiri and the use of alcohol as a food flavoring (and with cooking the alcohol content cooks off). I have seen too many substance abusers and decided early that if I was a teetotaler I'd be better off. It's also an expensive habit. Lots of people love it though. That Italian food sounds good!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 01, 2018:

Liz - I'm not sure I'd tell them the truth unless I suspected it was a real problem. It's not medical personnel's place to judge, just consult.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 01, 2018:

Mary - I'm so glad you are enjoying your summer with good wine and even better friends. Cheers!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 01, 2018:

Peggy - I enjoy cooking with it, too! Thanks for commenting. Have a wonderful week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 01, 2018:

Pamela - Thank you for reading and commenting. I am glad you found some songs you enjoy.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 01, 2018:

I'm pleased that you noted the health benefits of wine. In the UK our generation is often slated for drinking too much wine. At health checks we are asked how much we drink. Anything over a glass seems frowned upon and seen as the cause of ill health while our neighbours in Europe drink wine in quantity and enjoy better health.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on August 01, 2018:

Excellent, Flourish. I only drink wine when I eat Italian food. My wife and I always share a New Year's glass of wine. Research has shown that having a particular special situation, which is not regular and ongoing when using alcohol, contributes to avoiding long-term substance abuse issues. But these songs are fun and I recognize most of them. I'll listen, but probably will not be drinking wine. Besides, my wife doesn't favor Italian food and New Year's day only comes once a year.

Great article. Well written as always, and full of fun information.

Much respect,

Sincerely,

Tim

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on August 01, 2018:

Hi Flourish, who knew there were so many songs about the fruit of the vine. (If we make wine from blueberries is that a bonus?). I have perhaps one more to add to your list "The Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on August 01, 2018:

It's summer and cottage life has perked up, seeing friends and family having a great time. Wine is, of course, at the center of this and maybe we'll play some of these as we enjoy our glasses of wine. Funny how you have included some religious quotes here. They add to the heavenly experience.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 01, 2018:

My husband and I enjoy drinking wine and even cooking some recipes with it. I had no idea that there were so many songs revolving around this subject. You are good at finding them!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 01, 2018:

WOW! I knew there were quite a few songs about wine, but I did not expect this many. I enjoyed listening to some of my favorite songs. Unfortunately I cannot drink wine due to the sulphites as they cause wheezing in me.

I truly enjoyed this article. It was fun to read.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 01, 2018:

Frances - I'm no wine drinker, but wine that tastes like strawberries is something I'd love to try! Thank you for sharing your story. Have a wonderful week.

Frances Metcalfe from The Limousin, France on August 01, 2018:

We like our glass of red once 6.00pm has passed, just to wind down after a hard day. My partner, Jon used to import it in a former life.The Strawberry Wine song reminded me of a holiday in Italy, down near Naples where I tasted grapes that tasted exactly like strawberries. Amazing! Enjoyed the article Flourish - a subject close to our hearts in this household!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 01, 2018:

Clive - LOL. Thanks for reading. Have a great week, friend.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on July 31, 2018:

I get drunk just by reading this piece.

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