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Chantepleure

French designation for the wooden tap of a wine barrel, which "sings" when it is rotated or opened and, as it flows out, "cries" (French chante et pleure = singing and crying). Such a wooden tap is also the symbol of one wine Brotherhood in Vouvray named at the Loire Confrérie de la Chantepleure, See also lists of relevant keywords below barrel and wine vessels,

Chantepleure - tap and pouring vessel

As Chantepleure but also a bulbous vessel is usually called ceramic for the casting of plants. At the bottom there are many small holes. After filling can be prevented by placing the thumb, the outflow and by releasing the opening pouring can be started.

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