Designation for one fortified Wine out Spain and the Canary Islands in the 16th and 17th centuries in England was in use. About the name meaning there are some versions, in the end Sack was also the name origin for the sparkling wine, One of the variants states that the word derives from the French "sec" (dry). On the other hand speaks however that with it all wines of sweet to dry were designated. A second variant explains the name by the Spanish "saca" (bottling), which mutated to "sacas" and later to "sack". Mostly the ancestry preceded by, there was a Canary sack (from the Canary Islands), a Malaga sack (from the island of Malaga) and a Sherris sack (Sherris = Jerez, stands for sherry). From the 17th century Sack became synonymous with the sherry, The term sack played a role in the works of many English authors. Among other things, the drink comes in several plays by William Shakespeare (1564-1616).