In Austria wine-legally defined name (also orally "G'spritzter" or splash )) for the mixture of at least 50% dry wine with a maximum of 50% soda or Mineral water and at least 4.5% vol alcohol content, As (not legally defined) "summer-Spritzer" a mixture is named, in which significantly more than half soda or mineral water is included. Preferably, for the acidified grape varieties Green Valtellina or Riesling, but also red varieties like Zweigelt used. About one-fifth of Austrian wine production is consumed as a sprinkler, especially in the hot season. Until 1999 was in Austria The ready-mix or filling of sprayed products is prohibited by law, after the release of finished products in white and red versions have come on the market since 2001.
In Germany becomes such a drink as spritzer (Wine spritzer) called. But it is also "sprayed" in use, but that is not always the same regionally meant. In Hessen Spritzer called a 2: 1 to 3: 1 mixture of cider and mineral water and is used in traditional apple cider farms in this form ribbed Apple wine glasses served. It is also referred to as an "acid-sprayed" to distinguish it from the sweet-splashed, which is mixed with lemonade. In Rheinhessen Again, a spattered or "sour spattered" is a mixture of White wine or red wine with mineral water. In addition, there are also mixtures with cola (in Spain Calimocho ) or lemonade. In Bavaria one understands under Spritzer about the same as in Austria. See also below wine-based drinks and wine mixed drinks,