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Willy cup

Term for the German standard glass, which is mainly used for wine but also for other beverages. The cylindrical, stem-less glass is narrow at the bottom, a bit more pot-bellied in the middle and tapers again towards the top. There are different sizes with 0.2, 0.25, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 litres. It owes its name to the inventor Willy Steinmeier, then sales manager at Glaswerke Ruhrglas AG. Since 1954, up to ten million pieces have been sold annually in many countries. For more information on this topic, see also Beakers, Wine Vessels and Wine Glasses.

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