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Pour in pure wine

A very old saying with the meaning of telling someone the full truth bluntly and bluntly. This derives from the fact that it was widely customary in the Middle Ages, on a large scale wine adulteration to practice. A landlord who poured "pure wine" was an honest man who did not betray his guests. From the 16th century comes the version "pouring a fine wine", from the 18th century prevailed then the current form. There are numerous local characteristics, for example in the Swabian "pure white oak". Very often the saying is found in political rhetoric. See also the topic under Customs in viticulture. In vino veritas. drinking culture. toasts. Weingenuss. Quotes and To drink,

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