Archive for the ‘Wine News’ Category

Jan 5, 2005

San Jose Merc Notes No Oak Trend in Winemaking

I’m heartened by the fact that more and more wine writers are talking about wines with little or no oak. I like wines aged in oak. But the trend of soaking a wine in oak really took over the wine industry over the past decade. There have even been reports of some wineries using "200 Percent" oak. What that means is they put the wine in brand new oak to age for a few months, then they rack the wine…