The word of the day is Wein.
I’m not going to bother translating this. Anyone able to figure it out wins a prize…being permitted to consider yourself clever.
The derivation of this spelling looks like a mistake, if used in the wrong language. I assume that the mistake was made at some point in the past by some English speaking dude (women were not permitted to read and write in those days), because German is an older language and English speakers are notoriously lazy about language and, occasionally, stupid.
I like wine. Or rather, I like good wine. That does not mean expensive or having a famous name; it means that I enjoy the flavor. Being a hedonist, that is all that matters.
I have the good fortune of having friends, who own two wine estates in one of the world’s premiere wine-growing regions. Grapes have been growing there, since first introduced by the Romans to lull their troop into not mutinying. It is the ancient equivalent of the US Army taking Burger King and Pizza Hut to Iraq and Afghanistan (although I doubt the residual effect will be as beneficial as what the Romans achieved!)
The daughter of my friend is now running the business, with great success. She has just launched a new website for one of their estates. It is still only in German, but the photographs are well worth seeing. Just click on a word and watch the photos flow, and then go back to the home page and click on the next word. One gets a great impression of vineyards and wine-making on the Rhine. A lot has changed, since the Romans planted the first vines…
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.