French name for an old liquid and dry measure. The name is derived from the Latin "modius" or "modus" (unit of measure, rule), which was a Roman cereal measure with 10.5 litres and corresponds to the biblical bushel. The volumes, however, were very different in the countries. Muid, however, is also a type of barrel with a volume of 1,300 litres in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape area. A demi-muid (half size) is common in Champagne and Languedoc-Roussillon. A muid is sometimes equated with a poinçon or referred to as one of the possible barrique cask types. See also lists of relevant keywords under barrel types and wine vessels.
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