When it comes to oaking options for your wine there are so many choices to make. American oak, French oak or Eastern European? Light, medium or heavy toast? But do you know how much real difference these choices make when evaluating the final wine in the glass? Here is your opportunity to sample multiple wines side-by-side that used different regional sources and toasting levels of oak so you can gain a better understanding.
TIM VANDERGRIFT has been active in the home beer and wine industry for two decades, and has served as Technical Services Manager for Winexpert since 2000 where his responsibilities include product development, technical documentation, translating winemaking protocols for consumer use, and wine education for Winexpert’s retail partners and their customers. He is also the “Wine Kits” columnist for WineMaker magazine and writes a blog on winemakermag.com