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After 1500, taxes on wine and other alcoholic beverages grew increasingly more burdensome, not only because of the continual increase in the level of taxation but also because of the bewildering variety and multiplicity of the taxes. This chaotic system was enforced by an army of tax collectors. The resultant opposition took many forms. Wine growers and tavern keepers concealed wine and falsified their methods of selling it to take advantage of lower tax rates. The retailers also refilled their casks secretly from hidden stocks. Wine merchants stealthily circumvented inspection stations to avoid local import duties. When apprehended, some defrauders reacted with passive resignation, while others resorted to violence. Situated at the heart of the country town or village, the tavern was one of the traditional centers of social and political life before 1789, a meeting place for both the local population and travelers passing through and a refuge for rogues and scoundrels. Taverns symbolized opposition to the regime and to religion.
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- glass clink by By toddbradley, waterboy920 - freesound.org +)
- Crowd Shouting by DickBlox from http://freesound.org +)
- Wooden Door Slamming by Doogens +)
- Cutlery by George Vlad of Alchemy Audio Design +)
- Beer being poured by http://www.soundjay.com +)
- Crowd Yay Applause by jessepash from http://freesound.org +)
- club chatter london by mlteenie from http://freesound.org +)
- irish jig by The Gillie's +)