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Mostly made of glass or metal vessel (also drum lifter, lifter, sampler, Tupfa), with the from a larger container ( barrel ) Wine is sampled. The classic form consists of a tube up to 50 centimeters long, which is in the upper part Bocksbeutel similar is extended (upper picture). But there are also some in cylindrical form (bottom picture). The vessel may also be provided with a measuring scale. The tube is immersed in the wine, and the upper part is filled by suction with the desired amount. Subsequently, the pipe end is closed at the top with the thumb. The ambient air pressure ensures that the wine does not leak. By lifting the thumb can then be poured into a glass. There are also devices with a small hand pump in the form of a balloon. See also below Chantepleure and wine vessels,

Wine lifter - standard model and Zlyndermodell

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