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2007 Barrel & Oak Report

The majority of wineries continue to clean barrels with water, have no reclamation systems in place, and rely on adjuncts to improve quality.
Dec 2007 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
p.c1 {text-align: justify} With the cost of new French oak barrels at $800 to $900 and beyond and with the Euro exchange rate still climbing, the cost of replacing oak is a serious concern for wineries. Preserving what you already own may be a good strategy. Maintaining barrel health helps extend barrel life and allows for expanded use of adjuncts and alternatives long after the life-span of a barrel has expired. Accordingly, the Wine Business Monthly 2007 Barrel Survey asked abou...
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