Tagged with "oak"

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The use of oak to age wine in Burgundy

Oak has been used to ferment and age wine in centuries, but these days wine producers use it very selectively. Here, Pierre-Henry Gagey from Louis Jadot explains how and when they use it.

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How Domaine of the Bee is made with Justin Howard-Sneyd

Justin Howard-Sneyd is the Global Wine Director at Britain’s largest wine company, Laithwaites. Prior to that he was head wine buyer at Waitrose. He is a Master of Wine and winemaker and here he talks about how he makes his own wine, Domaine of the Bee.

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Why age wine in oak? with Justin Howard-Sneyd

Justin Howard-Sneyd is the Global Wine Director at Britain’s largest wine company, Laithwaites. Prior to that he was head wine buyer at Waitrose. He is a Master of Wine and winemaker and here he talks about the reasons for ageing wine in oak.

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American or French oak for barrels? with Justin Howard-Sneyd

Justin Howard-Sneyd is the Global Wine Director at Britain’s largest wine company, Laithwaites. Prior to that he was head wine buyer at Waitrose. He is a Master of Wine and winemaker and here he explains the two main types of oak used for barrel ageing wine.

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Barrel making and toast with Justin Howard-Sneyd

Justin Howard-Sneyd is the Global Wine Director at Britain’s largest wine company, Laithwaites. Prior to that he was head wine buyer at Waitrose. He is a Master of Wine and winemaker and here he talks about how barrels are made and how different degrees of ‘toastiness’ can impart interesting flavours into wine.