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Common name in the German state of Hesse, especially in the Frankfurt area (also Apfelwein- or Schoppenglas) for a drinking glass for apple wine, which is traditionally served from the stoneware jugs known as Bembel. There are different sizes, called bembel 4, bembel 8, bembel 12 or bembel 24, depending on the volume of the geripptes glasses. The name is derived from the diamond-shaped, raised grid-like structure. This serves as a "gripping aid" for the greasy fingers caused by eating hearty food without cutlery. Another advantage is that the prism-like texture also lends shine to cloudy, unfiltered liquids. To protect the contents from dirt or insects, there is the "Schoppendeckel". Traditionally, this is a painted lid, usually made of wood, which is placed on the glass between drinks.

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