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Lübeck Rotspon

See below Rotspon,

Old name for red wines imported from France to Germany in barrels. This was a specialty of the three Hanseatic cities of Bremen, Hamburg and Lubeck. This wine was mostly made Bordeaux shipped to the Hanseatic cities and partly blended from various deliveries. Here he then matured and eventually became in bottles bottled. The trade with Rotspon already began in the 13th century in the Hanseatic period, but did not win until the 16th and 17th centuries, especially through the wine trading house Carl Tesdorpf important in Lübeck. "Spon" or "Span" is derived from "Holzspan" and is a Low German word for barrel, The name "Lübecker Rotspon" stood for...

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