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‘Wyne Confortative’: Wine in Scotland from the Thirteenth till the Eighteenth Centuries

Alexander Fenton

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780748622818
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653362 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0005
‘Wyne Confortative’: Wine in Scotland from the Thirteenth till the Eighteenth Centuries

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This chapter examines the history of the drinking of wine in Scotland as an exercise in using entries in the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST). Wine is not native to Scotland and so had to be imported as an object of trade. It was expensive, and remained as a drink of the better off until recent times. DOST deals with Scots up to the year 1700. However, the chapter continues the story up to the end of the eighteenth century in order to assess the situation immediately beyond the time-scale of the dictionary.

Keywords: wine; drinking; Scotland; Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue; trade

Chapter.  5894 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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