Dec 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
BARRELSFrench Cooperage Tonnellerie Quintessence Offers TraceabilitySituated in Bordeaux's wine growing region, Tonnellerie Quintessence has been making barrels in France for a couple of years but is new to the US market. The cooperage has a certification program with specific guidelines for documenting wood origin, grain tightness, stave age and toasting. The cooperage's key competitive differentiators are that it controls its wood sources and that it has a high-tech production process that all...
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