How wine barrel's are made

Annette Hoff's blog is one of an actual winemaker, not someone working in marketing for the winemaker, or a big fan, or some reseller. She's the person who's getting knee-deep in the grapes and figuring out what next season's wines are going to taste like.

She has posted an article that talks about how the barrel's are made from birth (as a tree) to death (as a bbq). Though not all wine barrels are done this way, I know of some tequila and other hard liquor manufacturers who are now buying these old barrels to put their spirits in for aging, it's interesting to note that the wood is the same quality that you would build a house with. So, the next time you're building your house and exclaiming on the price of oak, blame the wine.

Roll out the barrels - []
via Fermentation


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