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I suppose I could have PM'd TheColonel for this but thought that more than a few of us may have wondered.....

I have two very beautiful stone clay wine carafes that I bought in Germany.

One is mainly grey with a smattering of blue, narrow neck, for white wine?

The other is mainly blue with a smattering of grey, wide neck, for red wine?

I use them very often and guests say 'how lovely". What do they say?

On each is beautifully inscribed;

TRINKT WIE EURE VATER AUS STEIN DEN WEIN.

So what is an accurate translation of this german phrase?

Thanks Al.

PS. The wine tastes great whatever it means




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Have seen a few in Charty Shops Al,

Trinkt = Drink

Wie = How

Eure = Your

Vater = Father

Aus = From

Stein = Stone

Den = The

Wien = Wine

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Drink The Wine Like Your Father Out Of Stone (I think)


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Thanks Mike. It seems to me that there may something lost in the literal translation?


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I would say, in a poetical manner:
Drink your wine from a jug of stone, as once your fathers did.



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Yep, literal translation sometimes loses the zest of the local dialect!

Its one of those things 10 different people would 'interpret' differently!

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DRINK LIKE YOUR FATHERS OF THE STONE WINE.

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Question : why does the Red Wine Carafe have a "wide" neck as opposed to a "narrow" neck for White Wine Carafe...

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To let the wine breath.................


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Drink wine like your dad from a tankard.

Not peoetic but but it could be many things.

(A Stein is also a Tankard, many being made of Clay).

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According to Bing translator

AS YOUR FATHER IS DRINKING FROM STONE THE WINE.

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An even stranger translation:
DRINKS LIKE YOUR FATHER FROM STONE HIM CRY.
Courtesy of Webtranslation.

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I still like mine followed by Georges (Marathon42) it just goes to show that German does not directly translate into English or vis-versa!


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Many listed on e-bay in differant designs under

TRINKT WIE EURE VATER AUS STEIN DEN WEIN

so a popular phrase




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Google translator says

DRINK LIKE YOUR FATHER STONE WINE

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Thanks Guys. Great replies that I can now sprechen (sp?) to those who ask me. As I said; the wine tastes great out of either carafe although I must agree with Taffboyo that the red needs time to breathe. Then again, don't we all?

tankies 4 yor imput. OOpps.

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I thought a German stein was a decorated tankard type affair with a metal ornate cover on top. So, 'Drink with your Father from stein - the wine'!, is my inexpert translation and I have drunk a few from a stein in my time, (but not with my Father). 


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Drink, like your father did before, wine from a tankard.

That is what you'd see if it were in English.

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Steinware is Stoneware.

Lots of which was produced in the Blackcountry.

A guzunder is Stoneware, and I wouldnt drink wine from it.

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