Log in Become a Member

Demijohn

Common name in England but also in other countries (also Demijon, Demi John, Demingnon, Lady Jane) for a balloon bottle (wicker bottle) The name is a malapropism of Dame-Jeanne (see the meaning of the name there), the Italian equivalent is Damigiana, the Argentine Damajuana. Such vessels with a volume of 45 litres were/are used in Portugal and Spain for the maturing of sherry and port wine and the contents are then decanted into normal bottles before being marketed. In German Lower Saxony, Demijon in the Low German dialect is still used today for large belly bottles, which are mostly used for storing and transporting brandy and rum. See also under bottles and wine containers.

The world's largest Lexikon of wine terms.

23.121 Keywords · 48.184 Synonyms · 5.311 Translations · 28.435 Pronunciations · 155.896 Cross-references
made with by our Experts. About the Lexicon

EVENTS NEAR YOU

Cookies facilitate the provision of our services. By using our services, you agree that we use cookies.