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Oak Barrels

How We Make Our Estate Chardonnay

by David on June 20, 2009

Wine making is so simple, it was discovered by accident. Fresh grape juice, unattended, will become wine sooner or later. But here’s the hard part: will the wine be any good? Science helps us bottle wine that is much more predictably sound than it was 100 years ago, but we can’t make memorable wine in […]

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The Ancient Craft of Barrel Building

by David on June 20, 2009

The art of barrel building is an ancient craft that goes back to Roman times, and it hasn’t changed very much over all those centuries. If you visit a modern-day cooperage, or barrel-building company, with its blazing fires and deafening pounding, you might think you’ve entered a time machine and gone back a few hundred […]

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NVWR® 71 – To Oak or Not to Oak

by David on September 16, 2008

You might be surprised to know that using oak barrels for the sake of oak flavor is a rather recent development in the history of wine. In this episode, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, takes a look at the role of oak barrels in wine history and how and why we use them […]

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Learn about the latest innovations and trends in the barrel industry from Julie Guffy of Demptos Cooperage as she talks with Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education. Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping […]

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Barrel building goes back to Roman times and in this episode Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, takes a look at the oak sources and coopering techniques involved in this ancient craft. For our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on Goosecross wines […]

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