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sick wine

Popular name for wines that were formerly prescribed for various diseases and ailments, although the Tatasächliche effect was often not given. One of the oldest wines, which has been said to have healing properties, is the famous sweet wine Commandaria from the island Cyprus, Many of the ancient authors praised the generally positive effect and healing power of wine. Depending on the application, there were names such as blood wine, child bed wine, strong wine, medicinal wine and fortified wine. All these and similar names were banned in 1912 by a decree of the Prussian Ministry of the Interior, because of course much abuse was made. A winged word was in the Middle Ages "Frankenwein is sick wine". This goes back to the alleged fact that the number of people suffering from cholera and plague in Franconia was very low in relation to other areas. This may also be related to the two famous winegrowers Wuerzburg hospital goods Bürgerspital and Juliusspital,

Until 1988, a pharmacist in Würzburg sold wine as a medicine under the slogan "Frankenwein is sick wine" before a Munich court finally banned it in 1991 after a long trial. A wine from the Swiss canton of Valais was said to have particularly healing powers. This one was from the variety Humagne Blanche pressed, given to the women after birth and called "child bed wine". As "blood wine" red wines were designated with a blood red, dark color. These were seen as a blood-forming, blood-improving agent. The regular but moderate Weingenuss in good health is often described as positive. For beverages over 1.2% vol alcohol content is according to Wine labeling regulations the EU any Health-related on the label and banned from advertisements.

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