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officer wine

In Wien (Austria) in the 18th century, the quality levels manorial wine (best quality), officer's wine (good quality) and soldier wine (simple quality) were used. Of course, this was not based on analytical methods, but on the basis of origin and tasting. The local wines Vienna (Wienergebirg) were considered the best on a five-point scale, the wines from the Wachau (sic) as the least wines of the last (fifth) level. The manorial wine was only served at the court table. The officer's wine was also called altar wine used. The Hofburg guard team (Hofburg = ruling house in Wien ) received half a measure of soldier's wine per man per day. The wine for the common people was the simplest cut, which was not differentiated into red or white wine, but was a colorful mixture of different origins and grape varieties. Often this was only one generated from the press residues Piquette, See also under special wines,

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