Whether this be due to the oil of wine (oeanthic ether) or not we cannot say, but think it is so.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
M. M. Stimulate the internal ear by ether, or with essential oil diluted with expressed oil, or with a solution of opium in wine, or in water.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin