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Oaking Beyond the Barrel

It’s no wonder that oak barrels have a long history in winemaking; oak emparts a rich flavor onto wines, a flavor that, for some palates, is synonymous with wine itself. However, since stainless steel wine barrels and other containers have risen in popularity, oaked wine hasn’t gone anywhere. That’s because there are plenty of ways […] Read More »

Isn’t Gluten Free Wine Just Wine?

Though only 1% of the American population (and 20-30% of the world) has celiac disease, many have decided that gluten doesn’t agree with their body and endeavor to cut it out. So as numerous products have begun boasting their gluten-free status, one might notice that wineries don’t go out of their way to share this […] Read More »

Savor it or Save it? How to Make an Opened Bottle of Wine Last

There are a few questions that you can never seem to answer — no matter how long you’ve been a functioning ‘adult’. Perhaps the most important of those questions: How long wine lasts after it is opened? The idiom “aged like a fine wine” doesn’t apply to open bottles, but while other consumables have clearly […] Read More »

Stainless Steel to the Rescue in Wine Country, Earthquake Country

When wine country and earthquake country share a lot of common ground, stainless steel wine barrels are an important ally. In recent earthquakes both at home in Napa Valley and abroad, wine industries have been rattled by a sudden loss of product, facilities, time and vineyard land. Storage shelves have fallen, oak and cement barrels […] Read More »