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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 »

Congrats to the 2018 Masters of Wine

Raise a glass to celebrate ten new Masters of Wine! Just last week, The Institute of Masters of Wine honored ten new winemakers with the title. The newest batch of Masters of Wine hail from around the globe and feature the first female winemaker of Greek descent and the first female winemaker based in Spain […] Read More »

Concrete and Stainless Steel – The Past and Future of Wine

Unlike in fashion, trends in technology are rarely cyclical. You’d never see someone earnestly using an old 80’s car phone now that we have tiny, high-powered computers in our pockets. But sometimes, things do come back around. The concrete wine tank is one of those rarities. While stainless steel wine barrels and vats have been […] Read More »

Germany, Stainless Steel and Wine Recognition – An Unlikely Trio

When you think ‘Wine Country’ you probably think of rolling vineyard-studded hills in France, Italy or California first. You probably don’t immediately think of Germany. But as of this year, you’d be wrong to count Germany out. Indeed, as wine journalist Lettie Teague has recently written in her WSJ series, ‘How German Winemakers Are Quietly […] Read More »