Wine Barrels

Looking to Build a Wine Cellar and Happen to Have a Spare $59k?

  Ladies and gentlemen, here’s a chance to own a serious piece of winemaking history! Measuring 9′ in diameter, almost 9′ in length, and weighing-in at approximately 2,500 lbs, I would like to present to you the wine cellar to beat all wine cellars! And it’s all yours for $59,000 (OBO). This barrel was hand-crafted in Europe and then shipped to the United States in the early part of the 1900s. It originally held 3,750…

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30 Ways to Repurpose a Wine Barrel – Part 1

 Who knew there were so many ways to repurpose a wine barrel!?!?   Wine barrel outdoor chair. Wine barrel candle holder. A wine barrel wine bottle holder…..because everything comes full circle! A simple repurpose: Cut a hole in one end of a barrel and you have an instant dog house!  

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Oak (and Probably Some Stuff You Didn’t).

Oak plays a bigger role in winemaking than I think most people realize! The color, flavor, tannin and texture of a wine can all be influenced via oak contact; either during the fermentation or aging of wine. When it comes to white wines, oak is often viewed as  “fruit killer”, and should never be allowed anywhere near the juice. However for the longest time, those with this opinion could been viewed as a small minority. …

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