Aging and Cellaring


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When to Decant Wine


Knowing when to decant wine can be tricky, these tips will help you decide on which wines to decant and why decanting is necessary for some...

How and Why Oak is Used in Wine Making How and Why Oak is Used in Wine Making How and Why Oak is Used in Wine Making How and Why Oak is Used in Wine Making

How and Why Oak is Used in Wine Making


The pores of American oak are much looser than its counterpart in France. This will introduce characteristics much quicker into wine....

Drying Out: How to Tell When a Wine is 'Over the Hill' Drying Out: How to Tell When a Wine is 'Over the Hill' Drying Out: How to Tell When a Wine is 'Over the Hill' Drying Out: How to Tell When a Wine is 'Over the Hill'

Drying Out: How to Tell When a Wine is 'Over the Hill'


When wines that were produced to be consumed young are aged for too long (exact time period varies depending on the wine, but think 2 - 3...

Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Georgian Qvevri Wine Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Georgian Qvevri Wine Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Georgian Qvevri Wine Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Georgian Qvevri Wine

Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Georgian Qvevri Wine


Qvevri wines are made using either red or white native Georgian grape varieties. Grapes are crushed and placed into buried qvevri, complete...

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The Five Forests Where Oak is Harvested for Wine in France


French oak used for barrel making is often grown in one of five forests, Nevers, Tronçais, Allier, Limousin and Vosges. Oak used for barrel...