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"Hermione was the only one who had managed to turn vinegar into wine; her glass flask was full of deep crimson liquid."
—Description[src]

This charm (incantation unknown) is used to turn vinegar into wine. It is a spell taught to N.E.W.T. students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

History

This spell was taught by Professor Flitwick to sixth year students during the 1996–1997 school year. If cast incorrectly, said vinegar may turn into ice or explode. This happened to Harry Potter and Ron Weasley respectively. Harry and Ron spent most of the lesson talking to each other, rather than practising the spell. They were assigned extra practise as homework.[1] Hermione Granger was the only student present who achieved the correct results of the spell.

Practitioners

Behind the scenes

  • At first sight, this spell seems to change one thing into another, rather than adding properties to it, technically making it a transfiguration spell, despite being taught in Charms class. However, when one considers that vinegar is produced through the oxidation of ethanol it is entirely possible that what this charm does is revert that naturally occurring mechanism and not transform one thing to another, stricto sensu — effectively making it a Charm spell.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24 (Sectumsempra)


Charms (class)
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Charmbook writers and developers
Delfina Crimp · Miranda Goshawk · Jarleth Hobart · Basil Horton · Randolph Keitch · Levina Monkstanley · Orabella Nuttley · Mnemone Radford · Scarpin · Elliot Smethwyck · Felix Summerbee · Fred Weasley · George Weasley
Professors
Fortinbras · Filius Flitwick
Textbooks
The Standard Book of Spells · Achievements in Charming · Quintessence: A Quest
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