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New methods of aging tested by wineries

New methods of aging tested by wineries

New oak is considered wasteful in the wine world, largely due to the fact that is can produce a sawdust flavor that is not exactly pleasing to the palette.  Although the delightful vanilla flavor imparted by American White Oak is sought after in many areas, again, the new oak option is just not worth its dust, so to speak.  With this fact in place, yes, we said fact, as this is not just an opinion as once thought, winemakers have begun looking at new methods of aging. Old oak barrels have become the standard in the winemaking industry and for good […]

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Jan 15, 2017