|Traditional Bockbeutel bottle (©Wikipedia)|
It was not an inhabitant of Franconia but Hamburg's star-designer Peter Schmidt who convinced the president of the Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture Hermann Kolesch to change the dotty image of the Bocksbeutel, a bottle being round, sedate, and a little dusty. Up to now Hamburgers were knowledgeable about the form of beer and certainly of rum bottles although with the climatic change they will possibly grow a Sylvaner south of Hamburg on the slopes of the Harburger Berge by 2100.
|The new "Bocksbeutel" bottle (©dpa)|
Stead of feelin' sad, just remember that ram
Oops, there goes another ... piece of German tradition.
|Nostalgia: The bulbous bottle over Würzburg|