Designation (also everyday wine, consumer wine, drinking wine, tapping wine, drinking wine) for a simple, but faultless wine without special quality, which is usually intended for quick drinking pleasure. However, the name has no legal meaning. It is usually understood to mean a wine served from a larger container. This can be a barrel, a tank or a glass balloon. This is especially common in rustic wine bars such as Buschenschank and Heuriger. This is why such wines are also called open wines (poured open). The terms cask wine (referring to bottling) and bulk wine (referring to quality) have partly similar meanings. The term Schüttwein, which is common in Austria, is to be understood negatively. See also a list under the keyword special wines.
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