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Alcohol consumption

In all cultures of the world, the consumption of alcohol played and still plays a role. In most, it was and is a regular part of daily life. But there were and are also cultures that prohibit, or at least restrict, the consumption of alcohol. Mostly for religious reasons, but also for health reasons. Wine in particular has always been more than just a stimulant, but also a medicine, an antiseptic, an aphrodisiac, a preservative, a comforter, a source of strength, a medium of inspiration, a symbol of sacrifice, a component of rituals, festivities and contracts, and in many religions a sacred medium that was used to establish a mystical relationship with God or the gods.

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The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,266 Keywords · 46,879 Synonyms · 5,322 Translations · 31,599 Pronunciations · 193,370 Cross-references
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