Old liquid measure that was mainly used for wine. Originally it meant something like the loading or loading of a two-horse carriage. However, the measure was also used for many other products, such as hay, ore, coal or as a meadow measure (area that a load or a load of hay delivered). As a measure for wine, there were large regional differences between around 800 and 1,800 liters. Today this is a type of wine barrel still used in Germany with a volume of 900 liters (Franconia), 960 liters (Moselle), 1,000 liters (Rheinpfalz) or 1,500 liters (Baden). In different sources, however, other values are mentioned as in the picture. That in French Alsace used Foudre corresponds analogously to the feed and there are similar volumes with the piece, There are hardly any legal requirements regarding the name and volume. See also under barrel. drum types. capacity measures and wine vessels with lists of relevant keywords.