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officer wine

In the Wien (Austria) of the 18th century one used the quality levels Herrschaftswein (best quality), Officers wine (good quality) and Soldatenwein (simple quality). Of course, this was not done on the basis of analytical procedures, but on the basis of origin and a tasting. The wines from the area Vienna (Vienna Mountains) were on a five-point scale as the best, the wines from the Wachau (sic) as least wines of the last (fifth) level. The Herrschaftswein was served only at the Hoftafel. The officer's wine was also called altar wine used. The team of the Hofburg guard (Hofburg = ruler house in Wien ) received half a measure of soldier's wine per day and man. The wine for the simple people was the simplest cut, which was not distinguished in red wine or white wine, but was a colorful mixture of different origin and grape varieties. Often this was just one of the press residues generated Piquette, See also below special wines,

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