Ordinary loss due to normal leakage varies with the type of wood used and the age of the cask. Chestnut casks show a higher ordinary loss than oak and new casks a higher loss than old casks. Excessive heat encourages fermentation and may also cause staves of the cask to open up, with consequent leakage of contents. The air which displaces the wine which has been lost through leakage may cause the remainder of the contents in the barrel to turn sour. See also IMDG Code & US CFR.
- Commodity Name:
WINES (in Casks)