Tag: wine aging

The Destiny of a New Oak Barrel

The Destiny of a New Oak Barrel

October 1, 2019

Aging of Wine Historically oak barrels were used for the transportation of wine. Aging of wine in barrique, tonneaux, or big cask is a later phenomenon. Today, there is an art in using oak barrels for the aging of wine. Different styles of wine require different types and or/the combination of different oak barrels, large or small. But is the use of barrique and other types of barrels dependent upon wine styles and trends or rather on the financial capacity of wineries? Can it even be assumed that the power of decision lies in the hands of the accountants running… read more
Wine Aging: Popular Misconceptions

Wine Aging: Popular Misconceptions

March 22, 2017

There are several popular misconceptions concerning wine – one of the most common ones is related to wine aging. “Aging” should not be a concern when it comes to white wine. We love whites for their perfume, subtlety and balance, so it is natural to drink them within a few months from purchase. Wait longer than 6 months and you risk missing the precise moment when the complex mix of its organoleptic features are in perfect balance (remember: these are general guidelines, not rules: exceptions are bound to exist!) For reds, however, there are certain varieties that may actually benefit from… read more