Wincarnis Tonic Wine

Wincarnis, an English aperitif wine that is enjoyed by many today, has a rich history that dates back to the 1800s. Originally known as Liebig’s Extract of Meat and Malt Wine, Wincarnis was produced by Coleman & Co Ltd in Norwich and London. The name “Wincarnis” is derived from the Latin words for wine (win) and meat (carnis), which reflect the wine’s original combination of meat extract and malted barley. In 1891, a consumer attested to the wine’s powerful effects, stating that it had saved the life of a child suffering from blood poisoning who had refused other forms of nourishment. Wincarnis was also available with added iron or quinine, at an affordable price of 3/3 or 5/6 per bottle. Despite its historical roots, Wincarnis remains a beloved aperitif wine today and is still produced by Hedges & Butler Ltd of London.

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