Stories from the Collection: Vin Mariani Bottle

In this episode of “Stories from the Collection,” the DEA Museum spotlights a Vin Mariani bottle, which once contained the most popular coca wine in the world. Vin Mariani was a French wine infused with leaves from highly-addictive coca plants—the same plants used to make cocaine. Learn how Vin Mariani became a favorite drink of celebrities, politicians, and religious leaders until people discovered more about the addictive drug in every bottle.

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