Wood Barrels Part 1
Welcome to Vine to Wine, this is your host Linda Moran. Wooden Barrels have for centuries been the storage vessel of choice for wine. Today we will begin a three part series about wooden barrels and their place in wine making.
The art of creating wooden containers to store liquids, and wine specifically, goes way back to the Egyptians. However, the level of technology severely limited the construction of vessels and containers in a shape adequate to transport wine let alone effectively store it. For many years clay ceramics were used to make wine vessels. It wasn’t until the Romans began developing the techniques we now know as cooperage that this changed. However after the fall of the