Corrida (de escalas): 

Running the scales. Operation of decanting wine from each sequence of butts containing similar wine of the same age to another, older one. (v.Rocío).// Acad. (Arch.) Flow or movement of a liquid.

Corte (al): 

Extracting wine from butts, starting with the butt in the top tier, proceeding to the one immediately beneath it, and so on down to the solera (ground level) layer, i.e. across the horizontal lines that represent the different scales.// Mar. Moving from one side of a particular line to the other, crossing it.


Vineyard workers daily meals, communally organised by the encargado de la costa.

Costa (encargado de la): 

Person elected from among those making up a rancho to take charge of organising communal eating.


Person responsible for buying the provisions for the workers, and other goods, and transporting them to the vineyard.


One of the Fortified Liqueur Wines defined by the Denomination of Origins Regulations, mahogany in colour to differing degrees of intensity, and with residual matter content over 115 gr per litre.


Nursery. Each of the scales in a criadera and solera system, made up of a collection of butts containing wine of a homogeneous level of maturation.// Acad. Prolifically reproductive.


Central aisle, generally wider than the rest, running transversally across the winery.// Mar. Section of the deck extending from stem to stern between the ropes; also used for the area between the ropes and the artillery.// Acad. Long passage in some buildings giving access to rooms.


In the vineyard: a hierarchically organised group of nine to eleven vine-workers. In the winery: a group of fourarrumbadores.// Acad. Assemblage of people to carry out some activity or for specific purposes.


Act of raising a butt to the second tier by four pulls on the cintero. Each pull turns the butt a quarter way round.// Mar. Referring to the nautical compass, to announce the course, specifying headings.// Acad. To split up or divide something into four parts.


Measure of wine volume, equivalent to 1/32 arrobas.


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