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Mainzer pole

Designation (also Schoppeglas) for in the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate (capital Mainz ) special wine glass for Schoppenweine (sparkling wine). It is a rod-shaped, thin-walled glass in the height of about 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 to open upwards. At the foot, the rod is flattened around 60 millimeters high polygonal (polygonal), which makes it grip-proof (in cheap versions with much thicker glass, the flat structures on the foot are imitated only by imprinting). Seen from this function or constitution, it resembles the Dubbeglas in the Pfalz. No depressions, but surveys have the same purpose in Hessen as ribbed designated glass, as well as the age-old knobs glass,

Mainzer Stange / Schoppenstecher still image in Mainz

A special variant of the Mainzer pole is the so-called "Schoppenstecherglas", in which the sculpture of the well-known Schoppenstecher statue (on the edge of the Schillerplatz in Mainz) is etched. The typical Mainz term "Schoppenstecher" describes a wine drinker, who sticks his nose in many wine bars in as many Mainzer bars as possible and one schoppen after another "stings" (drinks). The small diameter of the glass and associated lower oxygen contact keeps the wine a little longer fresh and also the aroma in the glass. See also below wine vessels and wine glasses such as Customs in viticulture,

Picture left: From Symposiarch - Own Work , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link
Picture right: By Photo Andreas Praefcke - Own work , CC-BY 4.0 , Link

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