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Anglo-American measure for wine and beer or a type of barrel with 119.335 (England) and 119.240 litres (USA). This corresponds to half a Hogshead. In the Anglo-American world, however, barrel is also used as a synonym for barrique barrel, which describes a barrel type with 225 litres. The oil barrel, however, consists of 159 litres. The term "barrel" in winemaking can also mean the ageing of wine in a barrel, i.e. barrique age ing, as is the case in German-speaking countries with "aged in barrique".

Vinification terms

In the New World, various terms are commonly used in connection with fermentation and wine ageing, which can appear on the label. Regarding the use of oak chips and oak extract (in liquid or powder form), there are differences in wine law within the EU and the USA (see Wood-chips). Only "barrel fermented" undoubtedly means barrique ageing (i.e. in barrels), whereas the two terms "oaked" or "wood matured" mean that this probably took place in the form of wood chips. All these materials belong to the group of oenological tannins.

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