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Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue$
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Christian Kay and Margaret Mackay

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748622818

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.001.0001

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‘Wyne Confortative’: Wine in Scotland from the Thirteenth till the Eighteenth Centuries

‘Wyne Confortative’: Wine in Scotland from the Thirteenth till the Eighteenth Centuries

Chapter:
(p.48) Chapter 5 ‘Wyne Confortative’: Wine in Scotland from the Thirteenth till the Eighteenth Centuries
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Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue
Author(s):

Alexander Fenton

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0005

This chapter examines the history of the drinking of wine in Scotland as an exercise in using entries in the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST). Wine is not native to Scotland and so had to be imported as an object of trade. It was expensive, and remained as a drink of the better off until recent times. DOST deals with Scots up to the year 1700. However, the chapter continues the story up to the end of the eighteenth century in order to assess the situation immediately beyond the time-scale of the dictionary.

Keywords:   wine, drinking, Scotland, Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue, trade

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