A popular name for a two-litre wine bottle in which mostly simple wine (formerly table wine) or country wine was filled. It was used especially in rural restaurants and inns for open serving. However, this special Austrian bottle shape got a bad image in the course of time. Such a wine was pejoratively called "Dopplerware" and the bottle was rather derogatorily called "Magnum of the little man" or "Austro-Magnum". The bottle shape was therefore replaced by one-litre bottles and the Bouteille (0.75 litres) by more and more Austrian winegrowers. This is also influenced by consumer behaviour (the quantity is too large for small rounds for complete enjoyment). There was a certain revival when winegrowers from the Weinviertel also filled top wines into such bottles and originally called them "Top-ler". In the meantime, however, this bottle shape can be considered as irrevocably "died". See also under Bottles and Wine Vessels and also Customs in Viticulture.
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