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Vessel usually made of glass or metal (also barrel lifter, lifter, sample lifter, Tupfa), with which a larger container ( barrel ) Wine is sampled. The classic shape consists of a tube up to 50 centimeters long, the upper area Bocksbeutel similar is expanded (upper picture). But there are also some in cylindrical form (lower picture). The vessel can also be provided with a measuring scale. The tube is immersed in the wine and the upper part is filled with the desired amount by suction. Then the tube end is closed with the thumb. The ambient air pressure ensures that the wine does not leak. 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 under Chantepleure and wine vessels,

Wine lifter - standard model and cylinder model

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