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    hock glasses

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    the tall hock glasses

    What are hock glasses?
    AuthorMonica09 May 05, 16:02
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    Are these glasses which "posh" people think are used for drinking "hock" out of?
    (Hock, a rather nasty and cheap German white wine particularly produced to suit the English palate.)
    #1Authorhein mück 09 May 05, 16:08
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    #2AuthorAlkoholiker09 May 05, 16:09
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    Many thanks, Hein Mück and Alkoholiker (is this always you nickname?).

    #3AuthorMonica09 May 05, 16:12
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    The association of "hock" with cheapness and nastiness is a relatively modern occurence, linked at least in part to the displacement of the Riesling vine by the more productive but less refined Muller-Thurgau.

    In England (and Scotland, too, but we were more fascinated by Bordeaux clarets!), good-quality "Hock" has been a prized wine since the Middle Ages, if not earlier. (Origin: hochheimer Wein; with English pronunciation, hoch = hock)

    #4AuthorBob (GB)09 May 05, 16:35
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    Dear Bob, thanks for your clarfication of fact.

    Cordially
    #5AuthorMonica09 May 05, 20:28
     
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