In case of sickness, take Nosiola wine

Almost all Italian wine regions have a wonderful tradition of “medicinal wine” used to restore strength to new mothers, to accelerate healing in those who are suffering from a bad flu, and to nourish old people. In Trentino, the wine to be uncorked “in case of sickness” or, as they say in the local language, “in casi di mali,” is the Vino Santo, a sweet white wine that is now rather rare; today it has a very limited annual production of less than 50,000 bottles (and those are “half” bottles, of 330 ml).

Palate Press, October 2012