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Translation of Wein in English:

Maskulinum Wein[e]s, Weine


Cultural Note: Wein

Germany, Switzerland, and Austria are wine-producing countries, best known for their white wines. Germany's main wine regions are Franconia, the Rhineland-Palatinate, the Moselle area and Baden-Württemberg. Rhine wine (or hock) is sold in tall brown bottles and wine from the Moselle in green bottles; Franconian Bocksbeutel comes in wide, bulbous bottles. There are two categories of German wine, the cheap Tafelwein (table wine) and the superior Qualitätswein (quality wine). The best wines are designated Qualitätswein mit Prädikat. Sekt is a champagne-like sparkling wine. In August and September there are festivals in German wine towns and villages. Austria grows red and white wines, mainly in the Burgenland, in Styria and around the Neusiedler See where the Heurige is celebrated. More than a third of the total area of grape cultivation is devoted to Grüner Veltliner, a full-bodied, fruity white wine. Wines from Switzerland are mostly drunk locally and are produced in the Thurgau region. The Swiss reputation rests with their spirits, such as Kirsch, Pflümli, Mirabelle, and Enzian.

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