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Wine shipper

See under wine toad.

Term for the old profession of a "wine shipper", which was of enormous importance. The Middle High German word "schröten" means "to grind" or "to pull". The task was to transport the full wine barrels from the wine cellars on carts and partly from there on ships. In Rüdesheim, toasting was a civic duty and an office. The regulations for the service were not uniform in the Rheingau communities. The Rüdesheimer Schröterordnung existed already since the 14th century. It prohibited the carrying of weapons at work and prescribed a well-mannered way of life. The local council obliged suitable citizens for several years as Schröter and had one of them sworn in as Schrötermeister. The master of the mill was responsible for punctual and fair service, for breeding and order among the millers and for the correct accounting of the mill fees. In addition, he was personally responsible for the wine until...

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