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Mainz pole

Designation (also Schoppeglas) for that in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate (capital Mainz ) special wine glass for Schoppenwein (Schankenwein). It is a rod-shaped, thin-walled glass with a height of around 155 millimeters and 60 millimeters in diameter and a volume of 0.4 liters. But there are also variants with 0.5 liters. The slightly conical glass widens slightly towards the top. At the base, the bar is flattened around 60 millimeters high polygonal (polygonal), which makes it stable to grip (in the case of cheap versions with much thicker glass, the flat structures on the base are imitated only by printing). Viewed from this function or nature, it is similar to that Dubbeglas in the Pfalz. No deepening, but surveys have the same purpose in Hessen as ribbed labeled glass, as well as the ancient knobs glass,

Mainzer Stange / Schoppenstecher statue in Mainz

A special variant of the Mainz pole is the so-called "Schoppenstecherglas", into which the sculpture of the famous Schoppenstecher statue (on the edge of Schillerplatz in Mainz) is etched. The typical Mainz term “Schoppenstecher” describes a wine drinker who sticks his nose in as many Mainz sticks as possible in one wine bar and one schoppen after the other "stings" (drinks). The small diameter of the glass and the associated lower oxygen contact keep the wine fresh for longer and also the aroma in the glass. See also under wine vessels and wine glasses such as Customs in viticulture,

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Right: By Photo Andreas Praefcke - Own work , CC-BY 4.0 , Link

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