What the Hock?

The British name for a German wine from vineyards near the Rhine River, hock, is a reference to the famous village of Hochheim in the Rheingau. At first, hock implied a wine from Hochheim; later, it came to mean any Rheingau wine; and later still, any Rhine wine. Queen Victoria is credited with the line “A bottle of hock keeps off the doc.”

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