Alianza de Garapiteros
Wines from the Alianza de Garapiteros winery
The basic measure of capacity for wine was the liter. The garapiteros were responsible for measuring the wine in case of sale. The office was auctioned off and used to gather four garapiteros. They were paid in kind, wine or money.
One of them had ten liter jugs, decaliters, or botos shoulder with four or five liters or more botos amount racking up 40 liters. Above this measure alquez, which were 120 liters, ie 12 pitchers was established. The mission of these garapiteros was counting the wine, one of one, two one, thereby indicating a pitcher alquez first two pitchers of the first alquez, and so on.
The security of being well measured the wine was the work of these garapiteros. The origins of the buyers were varied.