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Nov 8, 2022

This week's show is about the essential art of cooperage, or barrel making. Aussie winemaker and current US National Sales Manager for Tonnellerie Radoux, Craig Holme, takes us through how barrels are made, from forest to cellar. We discuss sustainability (Hint: the issue isn't the barrels or the trees, it's the fact...

Dec 4, 2012

When we first started the podcast, we didn’t know what the appetite for dorkiness was. After almost 2 years of doing this, we’ve realized it’s VORACIOUS!! Yay! That means I can go hog-wild in a crazy oak-a-palooza. After our newly revamped “Listener Feedback” segment, where we ask you if you want to chat and...

Jan 22, 2011

Elizabeth and Rick cover everything you ever wanted to know about oak and its influence on wine, and then some. Plus, we define a few fancy wine terms to throw around at your next dinner party.

Show Notes:

  • News - New Zealand sets a lofty goal
  • Shout out to Bosman van der Merwe
  • Oak - The what, why, and how
  • Flavor...