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Meditrinalia is a Roman holiday that celebrates the end of the wine harvest and honors the god Jupiter/Iuppiter/Jove. The word Meditrinalia is derived from ‘mederi’ meaning ‘to heal’.

According to Varro, it was a custom to make a healing libation of new and old wine and as it was tasted, to say; ‘Wine new and old I drink, of illness new and old I’m cured.’

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