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Ullage

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Term for the loss of liquid in a wine container due to evaporation (evaporation), which occurs mainly in containers made of wood but also in bottles sealed with natural corks. Wooden barrels are not absolutely leak-proof compared to tanks made of stainless steel, glass or ceramics, but there is a certain exchange of substances (liquid and also oxygen) in both directions (to the outside as well as to the inside). In old wooden barrels, leaks, especially between the...

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