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A historical liquid measure for wine, which usually meant a barrel or wooden container with locally varying volumes. The name is derived from "barrel bandages" (see cooper). In today's language this means a wine filled in a barrel or tank in an undefined quantity. In a broader sense, it can also denote the quality, a wine bottled exclusively in a container (i.e. not in bottles) is usually of lower or simpler quality. However, the term is also generally used for wine containers of all kinds made of various materials. See also under barrel types, barrel and wine containers.

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