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Drinking culture

In all cultures around the world, there has always been a culture of drinking as well as eating. Wine in particular has always been more than just a stimulant, but also a medicine, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, preservative, comforter, source of strength, medium of inspiration, symbol of sacrifice, component of rituals, festivals and contracts and in many religions a sacred medium with which a relationship to God or the gods was established in a mystical way.

Oldest wine law "Codex Hammurabi"

The "Codex Hammurabi", a collection of laws written by the Babylonian king Hammurabi (1728-1686 BC), which according to Sumerian tradition was inspired by the sun god Šamaš, states that wine is one of the most precious things in the world: Wine is one of the most precious gifts on earth. So it demands love and respect, we have to show it respect.

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Dr. Edgar Müller

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Dr. Edgar Müller
Dozent, Önologe und Weinbauberater, Bad Kreuznach

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