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Q How many times can I re-use my oak casks for winemaking?

A Generally, the oak cask loses its flavor infusing ability after four to five uses. As such, you'll likely want to move on to a new barrel after five uses, maximum. ... Read On


Q Does a stainless steel cask work as well as an oak cask?

A Stainless steel is a perfectly legitimate option, and some winemakers are switching to stainless steel casks, but primarily for use with certain types of wine (specifically white wines). They are ... Read On


Q Should I purchase American oak or French oak?

A American oak tends to work better with wines that are heavy in tannin content and that require a shorter aging process. In general, American oak reduces the harshness of a ... Read On