Austrian term (in dialect "Acht'l" or "Achterl") for the volume of 0.125 litres of wine. The classic "Achtel" is drunk from a stemless glass (see row of pictures above) that is filled to the top. A wine glass with a stem, however, has a larger volume, but is only filled to about one third (see row of pictures below). About two thirds form the so-called chimney, which is the empty space between the surface of the poured wine and the upper rim of the glass. A bottle of wine with a volume of 0.75 litres contains six eighths (glasses) of wine.
A "Stehachterl" (standing at the bar) or Flucht-Achterl is a quick consumption of a glass of wine before leaving the pub. This is popular in many countries under different names. The next largest measure is a quarter of 0.25 l, which is drunk especially at the Heuriger and is often served in a glass with a handle (see picture bar above right). However, there are also handle glasses with a smaller volume. A standard bottle of wine with a volume of 0.75 litres contains six eighths of wine. See also under Wine vessels (and Wine enjoyment.
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