Monday, April 18, 2011

In Vino Veritas

book illustration of bunch of grapes

Roter Velteliner




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Ruther Gutedel




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Grüner Silvaner




book illustration of a bunch of grapes
Weißer Mosler




book illustration of a bunch of grapes
Früher Roter Veltliner




book illustration of a bunch of grapes
Früher Blauer Wälscher




book illustration of a bunch of grapes
Blauer Kölner




book illustration of a bunch of grapes
Blauer Burgunder




book illustration of a bunch of grapes
Gelber Muskateller


"The Roman historian Tacitus described how the Germanic peoples always drank wine while holding councils, as they believed nobody could lie effectively when drunk."[source].


'Atlas der für den Weinbau Deutschlands und Oesterreichs werthvollsten Traubensorten' [1876] (Atlas of the most valuable grapes of the German and Austrian vineyards) is online at the Baden Digital State Library. (click 'Übersicht' up top for thumbnail pages).

3 comments:

D said...

But they were able to do the rest effectively when drunk? :)

Marcelo said...

"nobody could lie effectively when drunk"...
This is partly true. One can imagine the outcome of the same circunstance on today's congress of any nation.

galatea. said...

i really adore your blog. the things that you are into are very personal and unpretentious xx

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