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Leitgeben

Leit (or Lit) was a Middle High German name for a fruit or spiced wine. After a completed purchase, the buyer paid a drink to the seller and the witness for the effort they had made. This was called Leitkauf (also Leikauf) (has a similar meaning Weinkauf ). The serving innkeeper was the Leitgeb. From this derives the leading (also Leutgeben), which developed in the meaning as "right to pour wine". In Austria, Duke Albrecht III. in 1380 the citizens of the wine village Gumpoldskirchen (Lower Austria) the right to sell and distribute their wine in the village. Later, in the "Baidaidingbuch" the exact rules for the "Leutgeben" were determined. Who wanted to "leutgeben" had to put a "pointer" to the house. From this developed the Buschenschank, or. this year, The term is contained in the name of Kaltenleutgeben (Lower Austria). See also below special wines and Customs in viticulture,

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