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LITRE. A French measure of capacity. It is of the size of a decimetre, or one-tenth part of a cubic metre. It is equal to 61.028 cubic inches. Vide Measure.

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The world's annual production is around 270 million hectolitres (varying significantly from one year to another, primarily depending on weather conditions) and wine is produced commercially in more than 70 countries, three of which account for almost half of the world's production: France, Italy and Spain.
The hectolitre weight, wet and dry gluten content, Zeleny sedimentation volume, phytic acid content and the L color value of wheat stored in both spike and grain form significantly decreased during the storage period.
1) Per hectolitre results are non-GAAP earnings measures, therefore, they do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by Canadian generally accepted accounting principles and may not be similar to measures presented by other companies.
5 million hectolitres, while Argentina, Chile and South Africa saw big drops.
La production de la biere a aussi augmente de 8,00% et les quantites de biere vendues sont de 415 152 hectolitres.
For instance, annual duty free quotas of 4,300 hectolitres of wine; 2,000 hectolitres of Vermouth and other aromatic wines; and 2,000 hectolitres of grape spirit will be created.
The brewery has a capacity of 150,000 hectolitres, but has also possibilities for significant expansion.
The Commission also feels that promotion measures aimed at non-EU countries should account for the consumption of at least an additional three million hectolitres of wine (1.
The Spanish and Greek requests have therefore been cleared: for Spain a maximum of 300,000 hectolitres of surplus quality wine can be put up for distillation, whilst for Greece crisis distillation has been opened for a maximum quantity of 370,000 hectolitres of table wine and 130,000 hectolitres of quality wine.
In a separate action, activists used sledgehammers to smash the valves off 13 tanks at a distillery near Montpellier, leaving more than 10,000 hectolitres of Chilean wine gushing down the streets (1 hectoliter =26.
Italian wine harvest seen up 9%: Italy is counting for a wine harvest of 48 million hectolitres, up by 9% on last year.
Current annual production at Park Royal is running at around two million hectolitres, but Diageo said that with a minimum investment of pounds 15 million, the capacity of the Dublin brewery will be expanded to six million hectolitres from the current four million hectolitres.