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Perfect storm forming | Practical Winery & Vineyard Journal

Today’s wine industry in the U.S. is at a juncture in history unlike any it has ever experienced, facing complex challenges that are regional, national and global in scope. They include legal, political, and cultural developments. The speed of change is accelerated by economic drivers, technological innovation, and forces of globalization. One thing is sure — by year 2015, the wine and alcoholic beverage distribution system will be more efficient, and more unforgiving of failure, than it is today.

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American oak not inferior to French

American oak not inferior to French | Grande Passione | Scoop.it

“The Building Blocks of Rioja”, a tasting was conducted by Beronia’s head winemaker Matías Calleja to highlight the effect of two different sources of wood on the same wine.

One sample contained a Rioja Reserva from the 2011 vintage which had spent 10 months in 100% American oak, while another was exactly the same except it had been aged for an identical period in 100% French oak.

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