A barrel  or cask  is a hollow cylindrical container with a bulging center, longer than it is wide. They are traditionally made of wooden staves and bound by wood or metal hoops. The word vat is often used for large containers for liquids, usually alcoholic beverages;  a small barrel or cask, typically with capacity of not more than ten gallons, is known as a keg. Modern wooden barrels for wine-making are made of French common oak Quercus robur , white oak Quercus petraea , or American white oak Quercus alba and typically have standard sizes:. Modern barrels and casks can also be made of aluminum, stainless steel, and different types of plastic , such as HDPE. Someone who makes barrels is called a "barrel maker" or cooper coopers also make buckets , vats, tubs , butter churns , hogsheads , firkins , kegs , kilderkins, tierces , rundlets , puncheons , pipes, tuns , butts , pins, troughs and breakers.
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Gus Clemens: What separates divine wine from the bottom of the barrel?
Used to describe an item in a range of comparable products. I know we need to save money, but this bottom-of-the-barrel computer barely even works. Our washing machine broke down after just two months of use, but that's what we get for buying the bottom of the barrel.
A lodestone of my approach to wine is drink what you enjoy and ignore supercilious pronunciamentos from wine snobs. Still, swill is swill. I appreciate readers enjoy learning about wine and welcome invitations to discover something new and delicious. It is swell to avoid swill, prudent to pass on plonk, and percipient to pick palate pleasuring pours. There are four classic elements.