cask wine

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cask wine (uncountable)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see cask,‎ wine.
    • 1901, Great Britain Board of Trade, Board of Trade Journal, Volume 33, page 660,
      Holland followed suit with a great increase in cask wines and a slight increase in bottled wines.
    • 2009, Tilar J. Mazzeo, The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It, page 53,
      Most common cask wines were a blend of the third, fourth, and fifth cuttings, and they were sold inexpensively and as quickly as possible.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand) Wine that is sealed in a plastic bladder and packaged in a cardboard box.
    • 2003, Nicholas Faith, Australia's Liquid Gold, unnumbered page,
      At the end of the 1970s, a production line for cask wines was introduced.
    • 2006, James Halliday, Wine Atlas of Australia, page 263,
      Also, the big wine companies of the eastern states have put cask wine on supermarket shelves tor less than it costs local Swan Valley to produce, let alone sell. And it must be said that the big company cask wine can be easier to live with the morning after.
    • 2009, Ralph Horne, Karli Verghese, Tim Grant, Life Cycle Assessment: Principles, Practice, and Prospects, page 37,
      In this context, bottled wine is a premium product and not generally drunk in the same way or for the same reasons as cask wine.

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