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sour wine

vin aigre (F)

Negative description for the taste of a wine in the context of a wine address, It is characterized by being too concise and already perceived as unpleasant acid out. There are different imaginative names for an acidic wine, such as Blämbel (Plämbel) gut Ripper. Hackl grinder. Heckenklescher Scraper coachman Lentschemacher. pug. Rabiatperle. Rachaputzer. Reif biter. sorrel. bulk wine. Semsakrebsler (Simsekrebsler) Sur-hedgehog and Turks wine, But there are also many terms describing acidity, which are quite positive or even desirable for white wine (see under angry ). In contrast, there is a faulty or spoiled wine (see under vinegar sting ).

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Many bon mots and often drastically exaggerated stories circulate about sour wine and its effects. One of them is the so-called Reif biter from the medieval Wien (Austria) from a particularly bad one vintage, Another not very serious gag comes from Bavaria, where a lot of wine was grown until the 17th century, but which was often quite acidic due to less than ideal conditions. Supposedly, the bells are said to have rung in some communities at midnight. The purpose was to make people wake up and turn around so that the acidic wine didn't eat their stomach wall.

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Wine connoisseur: Peter Kraemer the Elder

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