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English term for containers (also litter bins or waste containers). In viticulture, this is understood - especially in Australia and New Zealand - to mean a specific and usually limited quantity (batch) of a wine that has been vinified or aged in a specific way and is stored in a delimited area (section) of the cellar. This can be, for example, a specific barrel (casks) or a specific number of bottles (crates). This quantity of wine, or the cellar section/area or storage place is given a bin number to identify it. Different bin numbers of the same original wine can thus represent different types of ageing, wine styles or even different qualities. In some cases, a bin number is also assigned during the grape harvest for a certain, selected quantity of grapes (vine containers), which are then separated and specifically processed. It is also common practice to indicate the bin number on the label, which allows clear conclusions to be drawn about, for example, the type of vinification.

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