hec·​to·​li·​ter | \ ˈhek-tə-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce hectoliter (audio) \

Definition of hectoliter

: a unit of capacity equal to 100 liters — see Metric System Table

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This is the lowest level of production since 1957, when production fell to 173.8 million hectoliters, the OIV told Reuters. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Wine production falls to 60-year low, cheap wine prices could go up," 24 Apr. 2018 Italy remained the world's leading wine maker producing 42.5 million hectoliters, followed by France (36.7 million hl) and Spain (32.1 million hl). N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Wine production falls to 60-year low, cheap wine prices could go up," 24 Apr. 2018 Despite the upturn in Europe, Heineken said low- and no-alcohol sales around the world fell slightly, to 6.1 million hectoliters from 6.2 million last year. Nick Kostov, WSJ, "European Beer (and Near Beer) Sales Lift Heineken," 31 July 2017 Italian wine regions also saw their vineyards damaged by frost—as well as drought—this year, but Italy will produce slightly more wines: 47.2 million hectoliters versus France's 36.9 million. Elaheh Nozari, CNT, "France Will Produce Its Lowest Amount of Wine in 60 Years," 8 Oct. 2017 Beer will eventually fill the five 58-hectoliter foeders (58 hectoliters is approximately 1,500 gallons, or about 100 standard-size kegs), along with a 34-hectoliter Calvados cask that rests next to them. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Mousetrap, Off Color Brewing’s taproom, is designed to ensnare lovers of experimental beers," 4 Oct. 2017 The large-scale production brewhouse, which will brew Guinness Blonde, can brew 100 hectoliters at a time, or more than 21,000 pints. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Rolling out the barrels: Guinness brewery takes shape, raising hopes of boom in tourism," 19 Sep. 2017 The Latin American nation produced 105 million hectoliters of beer in 2016, an 8.1 percent increase from a year earlier, according to the country’s beer chamber, vaulting past Germany as the world’s fourth-largest producer. Eric Martin, Bloomberg.com, "Salud! Mexico Passes Germany in World Beer Market Share: Chart," 5 May 2017 The craft, specialty and non-alcoholic beer segment’s average net sales per hectoliter are 2.5 times the level of Carlsberg’s core business, offering greater profitability despite higher production costs. Thomas Buckley, Bloomberg.com, "God's Own Brewers Help Carlsberg Catch Up With Craft Beer," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of hectoliter

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hectoliter

French hectolitre, from hect- + litre liter

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variants: or chiefly British hectolitre \ ˈhek-​tə-​ˌlēt-​ər How to pronounce hectolitre (audio) \

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: a metric unit of capacity equal to 100 liters

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