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Monday, February 18, 2019

Vin Mariani

Vin Mariani Poster
Vin Mariani was a tonic and patent medicine was made from wine and coca leaves. It was created about 1863 by Angelo Mariani. It inspired the predecessor to Coca-Cola.

Pope Leo XII Endorses Vin Mariani
Vin Mariani wasn't successful just because it contained cocaine. Mariani engaged in extensive promotion including sending a case to a number of famous people, including the Pope.

Via Detroit Steve

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