Wine EDU Video: The difference between neutral and new oak

I get asked all the time: What’s the big deal about oak barrels in wine? The background and a primer on oak barrels are here, but what does a winemaker consider when using used oak barrels versus new? So I asked the winemaker where I work — Foppiano Vineyards — and Natalie West had this to say. Have a question you’d like to ask a winemaker? I have access. Email Email me your queries.


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