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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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bin, traditional term for a collection of wine bottles, normally stacked horizontally on top of each other, or the process of so storing, or binning, them. Thus these bins needed bin labels, and a bin end has come to signify a small quantity of wine bottles left over from a larger lot. Some Australian wine companies have a tradition of using the word bin in brand names.