The town of Hoch- heim am Main is also
located in the Rheingau region. This wine town with its famous wines is the origin
of the term –Hockâ? for Rhine wine which is still used in Eng- land today. The term probably became popular after Queen Victoria visited Hochheim in 1845. Due to the good taste of the Hochheim wines and the benefits to health attributed to them the phrase –a good Hock keeps off the doc!â? had
established itself rather quickly. Even a century ago wines from the Rheingau were among the most ex-
pensive on wine lists throughout the world, and especially in England.
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Mainz, the state capital of Rheinland- Pfalz, is also the capital of Rheinhes- sen. Since 2008, it has
been a proud member of an illustrious circle – the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. It is composed of nine towns from the major wine regions of the world.
Besides Mainz these are Bordeaux, Florence, San Francisco, Christchurch, Bilbao, Mendoza, Porto and
Cape Town. The organisation–s aim is to promote tourism and wine culture. The earth is a wine planet – and Germany and Rheinhessen are part of it.
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