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Wine Barrels, Have they Changed Much in the Last Thousand Years?

Barrels have been produced for thousands of years. The process is basically unchanged in those millennia. For years, as the children were growing up, we would observe the coopers at Colonial Williamsburg craft barrels. Similar observations were made at the Seguin Moreau Cooperage in Napa. In early America barrels were made in different sizes and […]

Oak Barrels for Wine

How do you prefer your wine oaked or unoaked? If you like a wine with oak nuances, are you concerned with where the oak was grown? For wine aged in oak, do you prefer French oak, Hungarian oak or American oak? As we visit numerous wineries, we ask what type of oak is used and […]

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