~ Wer Biere panscht ~
It's not a good thing to adulterate beer and wine as represented on this etched Mettlach stein mold number 1947 ca. 1900.
Wer Biere panscht
und Weine tauft,
dem Teufel in die Arme läuft.
Whoever adulterates beer
and waters down wine
runs arm and arm with the devil.
Translation: Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Andre Ammelounx - The Stein Auction Co.