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The history of Törggelen

The history of Törggelen

22 April 2015 • Under: Uncategorized

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Törggelen is an old custom dating back to the times when wine merchants would visit winegrowers to taste the latest vintage straight from the press, every year between the last weekend of September and early December.The name comes from the Italian noun for a screw press, torchio, and the verb torchiare from the Latin torculum and the verb torquere. In any case, in South Tyrol the name for the custom grew up around the concept of an old wood-beam screw press for grapes.

 

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