The term is of Arabic origin and means "handshake". This refers to the ancient custom of concluding a contract with a handshake and a shared trunk. According to another version, the origin of the Low German term for "scooping" was as Chopine borrowed in French and then back again was rejected. In German-speaking countries, Schoppen is a very old liquid with locally very different volumes. Among others, 0.564 l are mentioned for the palatinate, 0.459 l for Wuerttemberg, 0.375 l for to bathe and the Switzerland, and for the French Chopine 0.476 l. In southern Germany was before the introduction of the metric measures until 1884, the Schoppen as official name for 0.5 l. Today, a "whole Schoppen" in the Palatinate means 0.5 liter. In Rheinhessen the volume is 0.4 liters, there is also one here Halwe (Half) labeled "half pint" with 0.2 liters. Special wine glass molds with the contents of a Schoppens are Dubbeglas. ribbed and Mainzer pole, A puff is therefore not bound to any specific glass form.
In the tavern, the original meaning was accepted Volume, or a drinking vessel as with the measure (for a liter of beer) on the locally different alcoholic standard drink itself over. Depending on the region, when ordering a Schoppens half a liter (in Francs a quarter liter) of a particular wine or beer is served without the Wine or that beer must be explicitly mentioned. Naturally, a "Schoppenwein" is quite often one open Posed, mostly simple house wine (Zechwein). But it can also be better qualities.
The term "Schoppenstecher" is in the city Mainz very popular and describes a wine connoisseur, who turns his nose in one of the many wine bars from dusk Mainzer pole (the wineglass usual here for Schoppenweine), into it or "into it". The most recently enjoyed glass in a bar (before you leave, or before you "troll") is called Troll pint designated. Popularly referred to in Franconia a wine drinker as "Schoppenfetzer". A Schoppensalamander is a solemn special form of the Zutrinkens, From Rheinhessenwein eV the "Schoppenstecherpreis" has been awarded since 1983 for special service to the Rheinhessen wine. See also below frühschoppen. wine vessels and wine glasses, as well as under Customs in viticulture,