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Reading between the vines?

If you drink German wine, you may have come across the terms Auslese, Spätlese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese. They all contain the word die Lese which in this context is not the first person singular form of the verb lesen – “to read” – but rather a noun with the meaning “vintage” or “harvest.” Dict.cc has a whole category of wine-related terms which you can check out here: https://www.dict.cc/?s=subject:oenol.

 

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