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Old 17-10-2016, 03:15 PM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
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Hi all. I have seen "literary" references to this in both George Orwell's Coming Up for Air and Bill Naughton's

Orwell's narrator merely describes it as, "filthy stuff" - very Orwell!

In "The Bees Have Stopped Working," a short story, the reader is given a good look at how the bees (exactly what they are is never wholly clear, although there is one reference to 'fungus') are set to work and, also, how potent the brew is. Given all that sugar, not entirely surprising. ...