High wines, liquor adulterated for use in the fur trade. Fur traders who supplied liquor to the natives often diluted their brandy, rum, whisky, etc, with flavoured water. The term "high wines" is a misnomer, for the trade goods are not wines but spirits. Trade liquor, whether diluted or not, was also known as "Indian liquor" or "fire-water."
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Colombo, John Robert. "High Wines". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 16 December 2013, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/high-wines. Accessed 06 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Colombo, J. (2013). High Wines. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/high-wines
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Colombo, John Robert. "High Wines." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited December 16, 2013.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "High Wines," by John Robert Colombo, Accessed December 06, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/high-wines
Article by John Robert Colombo
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited December 16, 2013