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sick wine

Popular name for wines that were previously prescribed against various diseases and ailments, although the factual effect was often not given. One of the oldest wines that are said to have healing properties is the famous sweet wine Commandaria from the island Cyprus, Many of the ancient authors praised the generally positive effects and healing properties of wine. Depending on the application, there were names such as blood wine, child bed wine, kraft wine, medicinal wine and fortification wine. All of these and similar names were banned in 1912 by a decree issued by the Prussian Ministry of the Interior, because it naturally caused a lot of abuse. A popular word in the Middle Ages was "Franconian wine is sick wine". This is due to the alleged fact that the number of people suffering from cholera and plague in Franconia was very small compared 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 medicine under the catchphrase “Franconian wine is sick wine” before a Munich court finally banned it in 1991 after a long process. A wine from the Swiss canton of Valais was said to have particularly healing powers. This became out of variety Humagne Blanche pressed, given to the women who had just given birth and called "child bed wine". Red wines with a blood red, dark color were referred to as "blood wine". These were seen as a blood-forming, blood-improving agent. The regular but moderate Weingenuss good health is often described as positive. For drinks over 1.2% vol alcohol content is according to Wine labeling regulations the EU everyone Health-related on the label and forbidden in advertising classified statements.

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