Related entry: Vinum.—Wine
Preparation.—"White wine, eight hundred and seventy-five grammes (875 Gm.) [1 lb. av., 14 ozs., 378 grs.]; alcohol, one hundred and twenty-five grammes (125 Gm.) [4 ozs. av., 179 grs.]. Mix them. When tested for alcohol, stronger white wine should contain not less than twenty (20) per cent, nor more than twenty-five (25) per cent of absolute alcohol, by weight"—(Nat. Form.).
Pharmaceutical Uses.—This preparation was official in the U. S. P., 1880, and was used in the preparation of medicated wines, where a fortified white wine was demanded. In the present Pharmacopoeia (1890), however, the official formulas separately direct the addition of a definite amount of alcohol to the wine when fortification of the latter is necessary.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.