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Social Sciences - Wine / Oenology / Viticulture
English term or phrase: Cask
En un resumen de botas de vino de Jerez exportadas a Nueva York desde Cádiz por J. P. Pemartín, en 1908, aparece:
-6 butts
-10 qrs (quarters)
-44 casks
-10 octs (octaves)

¿Cómo traduciremos aquí "cask", y que capacidad tendría esta bota?
-butt= 130 American gallons
-quarter: 33 "
-octaves: 21-22 "
No parece que se refiera a la media bota (hogsheads, hdds), ni a un tercio (third).
Local time: 23:10

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4 +2barril/tonel/barrica
Juan Arturo Blackmore Zerón
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Taña Dalglish

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Son nombres genéricos y varia de capacidad.

Juan Arturo Blackmore Zerón
Local time: 16:10
Native speaker of: Spanish

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agree  Irene Palmer Bautista
20 hrs
  -> Gracias Irene!

agree  Soledad Agüero: Es difícil saber en este contexto a qué tipo de contenedor se refiere (podría ser cualquiera de los tres, que por cierto son bien diferentes). Tampoco se puede determinar la capacidad por el mismo motivo (falta de contexto).
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Reference information:
Cask sizes

Interesting article:
Cask types and sizes.
Here they talk about "Sherry shape Puncheon" (Capacity: 500 litres/132 US gallons/110 imp gallons); "Sherry Butt" (478 - 500 litres/126-132 US gallons/105-110 imp gallons)

Jerez - Xérès - Sherry Information - Good Cooking
Sherry Wine Information and Definitions.
Some words and terms to know if you are interested in Sherry.
Complied from, Gonzalez Byass Inicial, Sherry .org, The House of Sandeman & The House of Domecq Sherry

****bota Spanish term for a butt or sherry cask that holds approximately 500 litres (132 gallons).*** (in Spanish and English)

Jerez-Xérès-Sherry (glossary here in English and Spanish)*****
Bota: Vasija de madera en que se cría el vino de Jerez, que tiene diversas capacidades y apelativos según el uso a que se destine.// Acad. Cuba para guardar vino y otros líquidos.
Bota Bodeguera: Habitualmente, la bota gorda, si bien a menudo se refiere a las botas muy viejas que con el tiempo han perdido la forma y cuya capacidad exacta es incierta.
Bota Gorda: La habitual en la bodega, para la crianza del vino, con una capacidad de 36 arrobas ó 600 litros.
Bota de Exportación (o de Embarque): Bota de 30 arrobas ó 500 litros.
Bota: Butt. Wooden container in which sherry wine is aged, of various capacities and known by different names according to use.// Acad. Barrel for keeping wine and other liquids.

Bota Bodeguera: Winery butt. The type used for operations inside the winery. Generally the bota gorda, though the term is often applied to very old butts that have lost their shape over time and whose capacity is not precisely known.

Bota Gorda: Large butt. The type generally used in the winery for ageing wine, with a capacity of 36 arrobas or 600 litres.

Bota de Exportación (or de Embarque): Shipping butt with a capacity of 30arrobas or 500 litres.

Media (bota): Butt with a capacity of about 15 arrobas or 250 litres.

Taña Dalglish
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Asker: Gracias, Taña. Intento averiguar la capacidad de un(a) "cask", que en este caso concreto no equivale a una bota ("butt"), ni a una cuarta. ni a una octava, porque aparece el término "cask" junto a los demás tipos de botas. That's puzzling me!

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agree  JohnMcDove
8 hrs
  -> Thanks John.
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