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Bota de vino

Name (also known as bota) for a drinking bag for wine made of leather used in Spain. In former times this was a classical vessel for the farmers and farm workers in their field work. Traditionally the bag was sealed inside with pitch. Today it is mainly produced as a tourist souvenir and is coated with rubber. The bag is held and compressed by the head which is inclined to the neck. Through a narrow tube the liquid jet shoots directly into the mouth. Very similar in terms of enjoyment is the Catalan drinking vessel Porrón. Bota is the classic wooden barrel used in the production of sherry. See also under wine vessels.

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