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Stifterl

Special in Austria The resulting name (also known as “Stiftl”) for a small-sized wine bottle that is usually used in train restaurants or on airplanes. The name derives from the Austrian winery Klosterneuburg and is a trivializing form of the "pen" (church dome). In the 1950s, the Austrian airline AUA approached the winery with the order to fill a red wine for first class in small bottles with a volume of 0.375 l at that time. The first wine marketed was the one shown on the right St. Laurent, The wine or the bottle with the embossed coat of arms caused a sensation. The affectionately understandable name “Stifterl” quickly prevailed among the passengers and the AUA staff. For practical reasons, because of the limited space available, such bottles are used primarily in aircraft Screw caps used. In the meantime, however, this bottle shape or designation is also common with the smaller bottle contents of 0.20 liters and 0.25 liters. See also under bottles and wine vessels,

Stifterl - bottles with Zweigelt, Grüner Veltliner and St. Laurent

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