Altarwine

Altar-wine wine used in the sacrament of the altar; this should be of the pure juice of the grape. The twentieth canon orders it to be "good and wholesome." Tent-wine is ordinarily used in England, as being more appropriate in its symbolism; but light-colored wine is not uncommonly adopted. Claret, wanting in some particulars the true nature of wine, is forbidden by several Western decrees. SEE WINE.

 
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