The oak alternatives become important part of the modern winemaking, due to their ease of use and the increasing cost of new oak barrels. There are many different types of oak-alternative products such as oak chips, oak powder and oak staves. They can be added at various stages of the winemaking process, during fermentation or the aging of the wine. The benefits is that, they can give quickly specific oak flavors and aromas, more complexity, structure and some sweetness, which will be make the wine more balanced. Different types of oak alternatives can give wine different flavor component like a toasted nuts, vanilla, caramel, coffee and some toasting spiciness. Winemakers who use oak alternatives often use micro-oxygenation to help simulate the oxygen exchange of traditional oak barrels.