Month In Review
Nov 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Has your barrel program changed lately? Wineries constantly reevaluate their barrel programs because they are an integral part of many wines. There are many considerations to take into account: flavor profile, crop size, wine sales and costs are key factors that are typically weighed. The costs are non-trivial when one figures that a new French oak barrel priced for the sake of argument at a hypothetical $700 would add $2.60 per bottle to the cost of producing wine while an American oak barrel p...
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