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Squint

Designation for a wine from the German wine-growing region of Saxony with a pale to light red colour. The Richter Vincenz winery in Meißen (Saxony) had this designation protected as a brand name. In the meantime, however, it can be used in the Saxony wine-growing region. The Saxon pronunciation for "pupil" is thought to be the origin, as they could only afford this inexpensive wine as a "Zechwein", as opposed to the "Prädikat" wines of the wealthy (the "gentlemen"). A second interpretation refers to the fact that the wine "shimmers" in the glass. The wine must be produced from a grape or mash mixture of freely usable red and white varieties from the Saxony growing region.

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