Roll Out the Barrels!

I’m not sure how many of you tuned in this week, but Marc did something super special. He sang. Yep. That’s right. If you haven’t heard it yet, perhaps you should give it a listen, if for nothing else a good a chuckle.

What did he sing about? Barrels! This week’s episode was all about wine barrels – the history, the types…there was a lot to learn! Of course to hear all of the amazing details, you’ll have to tune in.

There are many ways to store and age wine, and all of them will impact the taste.  Here’s the short list:


Oak – These barrels aren’t just a storage vessel. They also add flavor!

Stainless Steel – This is a clean way to store the wine and there’s little wine loss.

Concrete – The wine has a purity to it, but the vessel isn’t as easy to clean.

Clay – The OG of wine storage!

Unsophisticated Tips:

  • You can repurpose old wine barrels as planters, furniture, and so many other things!
  • Take a photo of a those wine barrels when you go tasting!  A lot went into making them.

Until next time, drink responsibly! Cheers!

“I shall drink no wine before its time! OK, it’s time.” – Groucho Marx

Photo by Daniel Vogel on Unsplash