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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Water Tasting like Wine.
Pliny (ii. 103) tells us of a fountain in the Isle of Andros, in the temple of Bacchus, which every year, on January 5th, tasted like wine.   1
   Baccius de Thermis (vi. 22) gives numerous examples of similar vinous springs.   2
   In Lanternland there was a fountain in the middle of the temple, the water of which had the flavour of the wine which the drinker most liked. (Rabelais: Pantagruel, v. 42.)   3

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