Reply Submitted by Alexander Wednesday, 12/12/2012 In reply to Swabian roots by torsten Thank you for the praise :-). Thank you for the praise :-). A return to roots can be mixed; Swabian author Hermann Hesse wrote a novelette on such a topic, called "Die Heimkehr" (Returning Home): An adult man, now arrived and well-to-do, with much money to invest, returns to the small Swabian town that he once fled as a youngster, a bit like Dürrenmatt's Old Lady. Initially honoured and fawned by the notables, he soon discovers that things and people have not much changed. They made a film out of it for TV earlier in this year. Not bad. And even a mention of wine is not lacking: "doch die Stammtischhocker sind noch genauso borniert wie einst und johlen erst freundlich, als ihnen ein Wein - "aber d'r beschde, den sie habe!" - ausgegeben wird." ("... but the pub inhabitants are as narrow-minded as ever, and only begin to cheer their long-lost son when invited by him to free wine - "but awnly from de best!" they demand).