The Info List - Coca Wine

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Coca wine
Coca wine
is an alcoholic beverage combining wine with cocaine.[1] One popular brand was Vin Mariani, developed in 1863 by French-Corsican entrepreneur Angelo Mariani.[2] At the end of the 19th century, the fear of drug abuse made coca-based drinks less popular. This led to the prohibition of cocaine in the United States in 1914 via the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act, and the removal of cocaine from coca wine as well as Coca-Cola, though coca leaf remained.[2] Coca wine
Coca wine
itself became illegal in the United States when its other main drug, alcohol, was banned just a few years later with Eighteenth Amendment in 1920.

Peruvian Wine
of Coca

Coca Mariani medal by Louis-Oscar Roty

Related beverages[edit] In Atlanta, John Pemberton, a pharmacist, developed a beverage based on Vin Mariani, called Pemberton's French Wine
Coca. It proved popular among American consumers. In 1886, when Georgia introduced Prohibition, Pemberton had to replace the wine in his recipe with non-alcoholic syrup. The new recipe became Coca-Cola.[2] References[edit]

^ G. Harding (2005). A Wine
Miscellany. New York: Clarkson Potter Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 0-307-34635-8.  ^ a b c "Coca Wine". cocaine.org. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Cocawine at Wikimedia Commons University of Buffalo "Before Prohibition: Images from the preprohibition era when many psychotropic substances were legally available in America and Europe" Addiction Research Unit<