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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 »

The 2017 WINnovation Awards Celebrate Advances in the Industry

On November 28th, the Wine Industry Network celebrated this year’s most innovative ideas with their annual WINnovation Awards. From taking a closer look at what’s in the soil, to improving upon the current distribution models, the award recipients represent some of the top thinkers in the vineyards and wineries today. Using technology, ingenuity, and intelligence, […] Read More »

Stainless Steel Wine Barrels: Earth’s Best Friend

These days, everyone is looking for environmentally-friendly ways to go about their business. Sustainability and ‘green initiatives’ are on everyone’s mind, no matter what industry they are in. Stainless steel wine barrels have quickly grown as a sustainable friend in the wine industry — offering winemakers and wine-sellers an environmentally conscious alternative to oak barrels […] Read More »

Wine Minerality and Stainless Steel

Leading oenologist for the Consorzio di Tutela del Soave, Giovanni Ponchia, ruffled a few feathers at the International Volcanic Wines Forum in Veneto when he chastised the industries over-use of the term ‘minerality.’ Ponchia, who hates the word and descriptors like it, says that he will “surely use [it] only for white wines without the […] Read More »