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Mainz bar

Name (also Schoppeglas) for the special wine glass for Schoppen wines (draught wines) in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate( capital Mainz). It is a rod-shaped, thin-walled glass with a height of around 155 mm and a diameter of 60 mm and a volume of 0.4 litres. However, there are also variants with 0.5 litres. The slightly conical glass becomes slightly wider towards the top of the opening. At the foot, the rod is flattened polygonally (polygonal) to a height of around 60 mm, which makes it firm to the touch (in cheap variants with much thicker glass, the flat structures at the foot are only imitated by imprinting). From this point of view, it resembles the Dubbeglas in the Palatinate. For the same purpose, the glass known in Hesse as " Geripptes" (ribbed glass) and the ancient " Noppenglas" (knobbed glass) do not have depressions but elevations. A special variant of the Mainzer Stange is the "Schoppenstecherglas", into which the sculpture of the famous Schoppenstecher statue (Schillerplatz in Mainz) is etched. The typical Mainz term "Schoppenstecher" describes a wine drinker who sticks his nose into as many Mainzer Stangen as possible in many wine taverns and "stabs" (drinks) one Schoppen after the other. The small diameter of the glass and the resulting reduced contact with oxygen keeps the wine fresh a little longer and also keeps the aroma in the glass. See also under wine vessels and wine glasses and wine customs.

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