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Ginger Wine is a fortified wine made from a fermented blend of ground ginger and raisins that was first produced in England. The first documented appearance of Ginger Wine occurred with the foundation of 'The Finsbury Distilling Company' based in the City of London in 1740. Joseph Stone, a grocer of High Holborn, was one of the most prominent and important customers of the Finsbury wines division, and as such, had his name given to their Ginger Wine.

Ginger Wine can be drunk on its own or over ice, but it is most famously drunk as a 'Whiskey Mac' when mixed with whiskey. Ginger Wine can also be drunk with lemonade or other mixers such as ginger ale or bitter lemon.

Ginger Wine is very popular in Australia, where it has acquired an unsavory reputation as a cheap intoxicant, beloved of underage drinkers, students and bohemians. It is often mixed with Bundeberg rum, making a very strong ginger-flavored cocktail.

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