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Martini summer

Martini summer In the German-speaking countries, a common term for a good weather period in the first third of November with stable high-pressure locations, which is a late one vintage (November harvest). Martini summer should not be confused with Indian summer, which concerns the late beautiful summer days in September. For example, in 2006 there was a somewhat late summer martini that started around November 14 and lasted until almost the end of the month. On November 15th and 16th, temperature heat records for this period were broken in large parts of Germany. According to legend, the phenomenon occurred for the first time when the saint died Martin of Tours (316-397). He died unexpectedly during a mission trip to Candes near Tours in France. When the body was transported in a boat on the Loire to the city of Tours, the supposed miracle of a rapid onset of heat occurred, so that trees began to bloom. Saint Martin's burial day is November 11th and is called Martini committed. The winemaker rule also refers to this: if All Saints' Day (Nov 1) brings a winter, Martini (Nov 11) brings a summer.

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