The English playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616) created numerous comedies, plays, tragedies and fairy tale plays. Fortified wines from Spain and the Canary Islands were considered in his time bag designated and exported to England in large quantities. In his work "What you want" Sir Toby Belch demands "a cup of canary" (a canary sack from the Canary Islands). But Shakespeare himself also seems to have loved this wine, because he writes: "Wonderful wine that fades on the tongue and smells in the blood, faster than you ask yourself: What is that?" Quote about wine in general: "Wine makes the brain meaningful, quick and inventive - full of animated, fiery and delightful pictures" . And another: “Anyone who drinks wine sleeps well. Those who sleep well do not sin. Whoever does not sin will be saved. So if you drink good wine, you will be blessed ” .
He was an absolute fan of the Sherry and had a sizable amount of food every day at his Bear Head Tavern in London. Again and again this wine was mentioned by name in scenes from his works, for example in Richard III, Henry VI, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV In this context, Shakespeare's figure was Falstaff indirectly on the naming for the sparkling wine involved. In the drama Heinrich VI. Shakespeare also mentions a wine from the area called "Charneco" at the time, known as the "King of Portuguese white wines" Bucelas, about which he also praised privately.
In his drama Macbeth, Shakspeare describes the problem of too much alcohol in connection with sex, which in the worst case ends in drama: the trunk is a great carrier of three things - red noses, sleep and urine. He encourages and dampens cheating: he encourages desire and weakens doing.