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Apologies for the odd posting schedule this month; Holy Week and Lent seems to do this to me every year, and invariably always catches me off guard with posts… but now we seem to be back on track.  Ish.  Which means it’s time for another podcast, and this is a fun one for the super curious, the super geeky, or both.  This time around, I sat down with David Day of Canton Cooperage.  We talked oak aging and barrel construction whilst drinking the 2013 Rune Viogner, and the Marselan from Cellar 433.  Hang on tight, this podcast is a lot of fun!

oak aging

Ever wonder just what’s going on inside an oak barrel while wine is aging inside? This is a pretty nifty diagram that shows what’s going on. Oak aging is, as it turns out, an incredibly complicated process.

The chemistry of oak and compounds added into wine while in barrel which affects the wine while it’s aging.

oak aging

These were the wines we drank while recording this podcast: the 2013 Viogner from Rune and the 2014 Marselan from Cellar 433.