In Praise of White Wine

English Drinking Songs

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Before ale and beer became such a popular drink, wine (claret) was commonly found in pubs and taverns. This English Drinking Song written by John Reading gives praise to white wine.


Let crystal white wine cheer thy drowsy mind;
‘Tis claret only leaves a stain behind;
In the use of which we do Bacchus grace;
We make the god mortal by painting his face;
He’s not like a god, whose image is red;
O’er night his cheeks blush, in the morning they’re dead.

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