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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

GENERAL REMARKS.

Wine Duties in 1822—Manner of Paying—East Vault Exchange

-Tasting-Dock Company's Responsibility-Wines in Bond-
Wine Trade a bad Trade-Young Gentlemen as Cellarmen-Agents
in the Hunting Field-Bribery— Treatment of Wines—Ignorance
existing-South African-Elbe Sherry-Ebro Port-Adulterations
-Lord Palmerston-Greek and Roman Wines-Constituents of
good Wine-Mr. Ballantyne's Letter-Christopher Smith in 1750
-Tavern Drinking - White Port — Teneriffe— Introduction of
Sherry-Claret of first Growth, via Boulogne-Claret in Scotland
-Wine-drinking in the Hebrides - Bad Cellars in Modern Houses
-Wine Merchants' Clerks—Tasting in the Open Air-Sinful'
Prices—Wine, like Horse-dealing-Drunkenness formerly not dis-
graceful — Tavern Bill in 1728—Recollections of 1773–Wine for
Twenty in 1863–Few Drunken People now-A Bishop's Claret
-The Royal Sailor-The First Gentleman in Europe-Duke of
York's Aide-de-camp-Jockey of Norfolk - Pepys's Memoirs-
Poulett Thomson-Author's Obstinacy-Wine Committee-Duty
reduced—Wine as a general Beverage—Consumption since 1855–
Alcoholic Test—Song from Punch-Evasion of Alcoholic Rate-
The Wine Association - Uniform Rate of 1/0—Effects of Vine
Disease-Prices in Montpellier-Consumption in Paris, in Mayence,
and in London—Table of Rates of Duty since 1671-Statistical
Tables-Wine and the Poets

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