The life's work of the Austrian writer and poet Peter Rosegger (1843-1918) comprises 43 volumes. As a critical author of his time, he devoted his entire life to improving the living conditions of the rural population. In 1913 he was traded as a big favorite for the Nobel Prize, but then did not receive it. From 1876 to 1910, Rosegger was also head of the monthly magazine Heimgarten. In 1909 he presented his view on how to handle the wine and described it as a constant source of inspiration. He made a declaration of love for the wine, but preaches moderate Weingenuss :
I praise the anti-alcoholism and work for it according to my ability; the alcoholism causes in our people gruesome devastation and unspeakable disgust. But I say that openly: I could not do without the daily small bottle of Tyrolean (note: presumably South Tyrolean wine). If she just refreshed me, put me in a comfortable mood, made the world look rosier, that would not be enough reason to hang her for so many years. But the little bottle makes me feel better, gives me more noble sentiments, nobler thoughts and more altruistic resolutions, and with such a glass of wine I might just be as good as some people think I am.
A small amount of alcohol in the blood causes me a spirited higher life. I have made many good behaviors, worked out many a confident plan, to which I would have lacked momentum and courage in the ordinary dullness. While this condition lasts, I also know and realize that he will soon be gone again. Against this coming sober danger, I try to equip myself, I presume at the glass of wine to remain faithful to the good input of him in trade and change, perhaps to bind myself by a promise, so that I am forced to carry out what I have wanted afterwards ,
If others complain that the decisions they make in the glass of wine sometimes get them bad, then I have never experienced such things with me, unless there had been a hasty decision on the second bottle. In the first there is still reason for me, only sunnier, more unselfish than usual, and if I could permanently maintain such a state in myself, then I would be a kind-hearted, highly educated person.'Instantly, that is the first small bottle. Before the second you have to warn. It destroys what the first builds and a lot more. In the best case, it is quite superfluous, because the nobility who comes from the first bottle can not be raised in the second, and because the charitable effect of the first bottle goes beyond the time of the second anyway. If, however, the first bottle is given no other inspiration than to order the second one, then one must seriously miss the first. The German Chancellor Bismarck It should have said once that the French soul of the Germans is about a glass of wine, why the German had to refill this glass, which the Frenchman did not need. Why the German also still pouring the many beer?