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Formerly a common name in England (also Hoc or Hockamores) for Rhine wines from Germany, referring to the wine-growing community of Hochheim (Großlage Daubhaus) at the eastern end of the German wine-growing region of Rheingau. A "Hochheimer" (this name was also used as a synonym for Riesling in the past) was also the absolute favourite wine of Queen Victoria of England (1819-1901). As a young queen, she visited the area in 1850 with Prince Consort Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and agreed that the vineyard should be named "Queen Victoria Hill" after her. She also originated the saying "Good Hoc keeps off the Doc".

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