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Barrique

Term for the French wooden barrel, but also very often used for the ageing of a wine in such a container, i.e. barrique ageing. It is said to be derived from barricade, as barrels filled with earth were used as roadblocks during the July Revolution of 1830 when the Bourbons were finally overthrown. However, the ship's measure of 225 litres was already used in the Bordelais in the Middle Ages. This is exactly a quarter of the 900 litre tonneau, a common type of barrel. In France, the barrique barrel is also known as the "château model". The pièce used in Burgundy and Champagne also has approximately this volume, as does the English oxhoft, which can be regarded as the forerunner of the barrique. Barrique barrels are also used for ageing spirits such as whisky or beer.

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