Sir John Falstaff is the well-known figure of the fat, lazy, and slick-drunk knight in the works Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), as well as from these two works actionally designed Verdi opera Falstaff. Falstaff has unconditionally subscribed to the philosophy of unrestrained enjoyment of food and drink. Regarding his drinking preferences or his favorite wines will be one of them Malvasia mentioned.
In the exuberant tavern scenes with extended drinking events, he is the "educator" of Crown Prince Hal (later King Henry V). In connection with the figure of Falstaff and one of his most famous performers, namely the ingenious Shakespeare mime Ludwig Devrient (1784-1832), the "invention" of the German name sparkling wine for the sparkling wine recycled. By the way, after the figure was the Austrian Wine Journal Falstaff named.