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Stainless Steel Wine Barrels are the New Normal

Oak has long been considered the ‘standard’ material for wine barrels, but time moves on, and with it, technology. Many wine innovators and smaller, independent winemakers are calling on their larger, older brethren to get with the times and embrace oak alternatives and stainless steel wine barrels. This isn’t the first time the wine world […] Read More »

Sudden Oak Death and the Wine Barrel Shortage

It’s a widely known fact these days that oak barrels are rare and being sold at a premium. It’s an issue affecting winemakers, brewers and distillers alike. In a previous post, we cited Sudden Oak Death as a partial cause for the nation’s continued shortage of oak barrels. But what exactly is Sudden Oak Death […] Read More »