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See below barrel,

Anglo-American measure for wine and beer or also a barrel type with 119.335 (England) and 119.240 litres (USA). This corresponds to half a hogshead. Barrel is also used as a synonym for barrique barrel in the Anglo-American area, which describes a barrel type with 225 litres. The oil barrel, however, consists of 159 litres. The term "barrel" in winemaking can also mean the vinification in barrels, i.e. the ageing in barriques, as it is also colloquially the case with "barrique".

In the New World, various terms are common in connection with fermentation or wine...

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