Term for a wine-like drink that was popular in Germany especially in the 19th century. The drink, which was produced according to many recipes, was mostly made in the style of a sweet wine. Real wine or fruit wine was mixed with sugar and alcohol and flavoured with various seasonings. The main production areas in Germany were areas without viticulture, as well as Poland and Russia. The marketing of such artificial wines was prohibited by wine law at the beginning of the 20th century. Yellow wine must not be confused with the French Vin Jaune (Engl. "yellow wine"). See also under special wines.