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See below Martini,

Term for a church feast in central Europe, especially in Bavaria, Thuringia and Austria on the day of the saint's feast Martin of Tours (316-397). The day is characterized by numerous customs such as Martinsgansessen (Martinigansl), Martin's train and Martinssingen. In Austria on this day the wine will be made from this year vintage when Winery served for the first time; the previous one vintage becomes a so-called "age". This church feast celebrated as "Martini" replaced the Germanic autumn festival. The christening and blessing of the new vintage will also be...

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