Articles tagged with the word "oak":

Ernst Loosen – barrel-aged, dry riesling

Published on May 5, 2016

Barrel ageing dry riesling sounds like a quirky new thing to try to broaden the appeal of one of the wine industry’s (but not consumers’) best-loved grape varieties. In fact, Ernst Loosen, of Dr. Loosen in Germany’s Mosel valley, has been revitalising riesling in the fashion that was the norm for his grandfather.

What to do with your old wine barrel?

Published on October 20, 2015

Sustainability comes to old barrels – re-use, recycle

Chablis: present, past, future

Published on December 8, 2011

In November 2011, the Institute of Masters of Wine held a Chablis seminar, moderated by Chablis expert and Master of Wine, Rosemary George, with Chablis protagonists Fabien Moreau of Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils, and Guillaume Gicqueau-Michel of Domaine Louis Michel et Fils.

Guide to winetasting – part 4

Published on July 1, 2010

Part four of an eight part guide to wine tasting, written for France magazine. This month is new oak influenced whites.

Non-French oak has its say

Published on April 20, 2010

French oak from centuries-old forests has asserted its dominance in the wine world with aplomb and skill as well as price premium, but it wasn’t always thus. The Bordelais used to be more than happy with Hungarian and Baltic oak, and a comeback for non-French wood is being quietly asserted.

Chips with everything?

Published on December 14, 2009

Bits of viticulture and winemaking stuff explained.

Oak influence on white wine

Published on August 10, 2009

Oak, especially new oak, is one of wine’s most influential moderators of flavour, texture and ease of appreciation. Here’s a quick view of the fundamentals.

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