Tag Archives: oak shortage

Upcoming Ballot Measure has Lasting Effect on Napa’s Future

Due largely to its robust tourism industry, Napa Valley is quickly running out of room for new vineyards. With the valley floor already full of vineyards, developers have started looking upwards into the hillsides for fresh land with which to make wine. On June 5th, Napa residents have a chance to push back and limit […] Read More »

Celebrating Innovation and Thinking Outside the Barrel

Need drives invention. With wine production so closely tied to weather cycles, the economy and other less-than-predictable factors, there is no shortage of innovation in the wine industry. Since the oak shortage and global warming, we’ve seen a boon of more eco-friendly innovations in wine. Stainless steel wine barrels have been around for years, but […] Read More »

Make Waves with Oak Staves

There are a lot of ways to add flavor to your wine other than the traditional oak barreling process, and there are a lot of flavors to explore other than oak. But, if you’re stuck on oak and don’t have a barrel at your disposal (and who does these days!), you’re in luck. Oak alternatives […] Read More »