|~ Und nähert sich solch einem Schoppen ~|
|This is part of a poem written about the extraordinary Palatinate wine vintage 1865 by Victor von Scheffel. He sampled this wine with two friends in a Weinstube (pub, now called the Scheffelhaus) in Trinkkemenaten in the Palatinate. The people in this region are known for centuries to have drunk a bottle of wine each per day and claimed to have developed mental problems as a result, but this was tested by Helmut Kohl and found not to be the case. The 2-liter stein is marked with the logo of Rheinhold Merkelbach and "274" ca. 1900.|
Und nähert sich solch einem Schoppen,
mein Herz dann über walt's!
S' ist halt ein verfluchter feinen Tropfen,
ich segne Hopfen und Malz.
And if such a stein approaches,
my heart then takes over!
So it contains just damned fine drops
(and) I bless the malt and hops.
Translation: Roy De Selms|
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