Wine O’clock #1 – Wine: luxury or necessity?

A wine o’clock is either a fun trivia or a cool fact about wine.
Did you know…?

In the Middle Ages, wine and beer were not a luxury but a necessity. In the cities, safe drinking water wasn’t available and so it was dangerous to drink it pure. Wine had an antiseptic effect and therefore played an important role in the primitive medicine of that time. The wine was mixed with the water in order to make it drinkable. Water was rarely drunk pure, at least not in the cities.


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