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Cask wine

Designation for a wine (also vin en vrac) that is not bottled but sold or transported in larger containers to processors, bottlers or wholesalers. However, the term refers not only to wine bottled in barrels, but also to wine stored in large tanks or transported by tanker vehicles. Such wines in smaller barrels or containers are often served or sold to the end consumer as open wine or draught wine (Schoppenwein). Bulk wines are also often given the attribute mass wine, which is equated with low quality or simple wines. However, the trend for these products is also towards better quality. The World Bulk Wine Exhibition, a special event for bulk wines, is trying to improve its image in this respect. Bulk wines account for 40% of the wine trade worldwide. Barrel tasting, which is the tasting of wines before bottling, has another meaning. See also under Barrel and Barrel Types.

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