Bernard says165, note that new wine is hot in the first degree, old wine hot in the third degree, and medium wine in the second degree. Old wine is good [...] as a remedy only;166 and new wine is neither good as food nor as a remedy; but medium wine is good as food, and drink, and remedy. Wine is good for hot people, for it purges them; and for moist people, for it moderates the moisture and ripens it; and for cold people, for it brings them to moderation; and it is good for
p.91dry people, as it moistens and cheers them. According to this it is good for every complexionthat is, good wine.