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May 2006
Europe Embraces Oak Chips
Just in time for the 2006 Harvest, the European Union has given the go-ahead for its winemakers to start using oak chips.
by Diana Macle-Gontier
Last December the European Union gave the go-ahead for its winemakers to start using oak chips, along with five other new enological practices. Introduced by European Regulation 2165-2005, the conditions outlining the implementation of some of the practices still remain to be defined. With regard to oak chips, OIV (Organisation internationale de la vigne et vin) recommendations are being taken into account; however, individual states reserve the right to limit their use of oak chips to certain ...
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