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In Austria Designation defined by law (also verbally "G'spritzter" or splash )) for the mixture of at least 50% dry aged wine with a maximum of 50% soda or Mineral water and at least 4.5% vol alcohol content, A “summer splash” (not defined by the law) is a mixture that contains significantly more than half of soda or mineral water (mostly one part wine and three parts water). Acid-emphasized grape varieties are preferably used for this. Pinot Blanc are popular ( Pinot Blanc ) Green Valtellina. Riesling and also a Mixed sentence, as well as red varieties like Zweigelt, Around a fifth of Austrian wine production is consumed as a splash, especially in the hot season. Until 1999 was in Austria the ready mix or filling of sprayed is prohibited by law, after the release finished products in white and red versions came on the market from 2001.

The correct mix order is on the website of the ÖWM described as follows: The question - first wine or water? - divides the G'spritzter community again and again in Austria. During that hedonistic Lager gives the water taste and consequently pours the wine into the glass secondly, the linguistic camp argues disarmingly simply that for a sprayer one element (wine) must be sprayed with another element (water), which in turn automatically specifies the sequence , A real G'spritzter comes anyway without any accessories such. B. lemon slice from (end of quote).

In Germany becomes such a drink as spritzer (Wine spritzer) called. However, it is also common for “splashed”, which does not always mean the same regionally. In Hessen, Spritzter describes a 2: 1 to 3: 1 mixture of cider and mineral water and is used in this form in traditional cider farms ribbed Served cider glasses. He is also referred to as a “sour sprinkle” to distinguish him from the sweet sprinkle mixed with lemonade. In Rheinhessen in turn, a splashed or "sour splashed" is a mixture of White wine or red wine with mineral water. There are also mixtures with cola (in Spain Calimocho ) or lemonade. In Bavaria, sprayed people are about the same as in Austria. See also under wine-like drinks. wine-based drinks and wine mixed drinks,

Source for 2nd paragraph: Austria Wine Marketing
Picture: © AWMB ÖWM

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