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The use of oak barrels in history
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French cooperage goes back to antiquity. The Gauls already used barrels to store and transport their beer, the ancestor of beer. The barrel has the advantage that it can be easily handled by a single man rolling it. This container is also ideal for transporting drinks over long distances. Formerly, the transport time could last several months. Brewers and wine growers had noticed that the taste of their drink changed pleasantly in the wooden barrels during transport. Today, the barrel is no longer used to transport wine, but is used for its aging, that is to say for its aging process.
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