GERMANY (Würzburg) - “Niederfall” is not a discipline created in lower Franconia to punish critical journalists but a kind of Thanksgiving. The customs practiced then reach from putting aside the tools up to a thanksgiving prayer on one’s knees for a wine harvest that has gone well. The Franconians insist on linking it with a savory and tasty meal. The “Niederfall” that the VDP Franconia regional association has invited to since a few years has got a topic every time. This year’s topic was suitable to make one fall on one’s knees in front of a sort of grape that has been bred in Franconia and the particular qualities of which seem to have been lost somewhat.