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raisin wine

Raisin wine (GB)

On sweet wine from raisins called passum was already in the ancient Rome manufactured. Today one calls in Italy a wine made from dried grapes Passito, In the mid-19th century, North America became the phylloxera which subsequently destroyed about three quarters of the European vineyards and led to a major wine shortage. In 1880, therefore, came in France to the idea of wine raisins to create. There was also a very successful book in several editions about the "art" of production. Milled raisins were mixed with water heated to 30 ° C in the ratio 1: 3 and then allowed to ferment for 14 days. The result was mixed with plain wine. The maximum production in 1890 was about one ninth of the total French wine quantity. See also below Dessert wine,

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