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Porrón

Spanish name (Catalan Porró) for a drinking vessel especially for the enjoyment of water or wine. It is a glass or clay carafe with a filling opening at the top and a spout at the end. The volume corresponds approximately to that of a normal bottle. While drinking, the head is tilted back, the porrón lifted above the head and tilted. The liquid now shoots out in a thin stream and is absorbed directly by mouth. The skill is to hit your mouth and absorb the liquid without closing your mouth or swallowing. The faster the execution and the longer the beam, the more difficult the proper execution. This is a traditional custom at the dining table especially in traditional Catalan pubs. Purpose is the common enjoyment of wine or Sangria several people, the vessel being passed on. Since the opening is not touched by the mouth, hygiene is also sufficient. In addition, the wine mixes with oxygen and can develop its full smell and taste. Very similar to the use of the Bota de Vino (Drinking bag). See also below wine vessels,

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