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rhenishFalstaff would have regarded this as a “thin potation” – light, dry unfortified white wine, from around the Rhine in Germany.

In Hamlet, one of the grave-diggers reminds Hamlet that Yorick once “pour’d a flagon of Rhenish” over his head.

Rhenish sold for more than sack, but less than Muscadel in the 16th Century. Although it was popular, it never gained the popularity of French or Spanish wines at the time.

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