A historical measure of liquid for wine, usually meaning a barrel or wooden container with different volumes. The term is derived from "Fassbinden" (see under cooper). In today's usage, it means a wine of indeterminate quantity filled in a barrel or tank. In a broader sense, it can also indicate quality; a wine bottled exclusively in a container (i.e. not in bottles) is usually of simple quality (cask wine, draught wine). However, the term is also generally used for wine vessels of all kinds made of various materials.
However, it can also have a different meaning, or different industries have their own terminological conventions. For example, it is used to describe a trading and loading unit for the distribution of goods. In this case, products of the same or different types are grouped together in a common order to ensure better handling in logistics. See also lists of different wine containers under barrel types, barrel and wine containers.
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