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Turks wine

Popular name for a wine from the 1529 vintage Wien (Austria). The name derives from the (unsuccessful) first major siege of the Habsburg Empire by the Turks that took place this year. The wines of the vintage were extreme angry and for this reason almost inedible and were called in a contemptible manner "Anabaptists" after the radical reformist-Christian movement. A likewise extremely sour wine from Wien the vintage 1443 was called Reif biter designated. See other names for such or similar wines below sour wine,

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