The famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was a fun-loving, sensual person and appreciated wine. He liked to visit the district of Grinzing in the 19th Viennese district of Sievering, which is also very well-known among tourists, where there were already many Heurigen (Buschenschanken) at that time. His passion for wine is underpinned by letters to his family. For example, he wrote to his wife Constanze "... from (the) Latin letter I notice that you do not drink wine - that is not right with me (...)". His love of drinking seems to have been quite pronounced, at least at times, for his father Leopold Mozart (1719-1787) wrote him the following warning lines: "(...) Only I ask you, my dear Wolfgang, not to make any excess. The strong wines and much wine drinking is harmful (...)".
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