Containers

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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containers. for wine are used at four main stages in a wine’s life: during the fermentation that creates it, during its maturation, for its transport, and for serving it. Moreover, while wine containers have changed throughout history, they have also varied through space, with each winemaking region becoming characterized by vessels of different dimensions.