Tag: Oak

Barrels
Wine

American Versus Euroepan Oak

During walk-around or sit-down tastings wine writers and occasionally connoisseurs ask wine makers or winery representatives what type of barrel a particular products was aged in. Often the answer is European oak, but this is an imprecise answer as there are several European countries that produce suitable oak for wine […]

Barrels
Wine

French Oak Forests.

French Oak Wine enthusiasts everywhere know and appreciate the contribution of French oak and French-coopered barrels. An experienced taster can, without hesitation distinguish a French-barrel aged chardonnay from another aged in American white oak. French oak makes the wine taste more refined and fresh. The vanilla flavour is just a […]