A toast to fine oak

A toast to fine oak

The use of wood is an integral part of winemaking, but the implications of using this natural material extend beyond the cellar. By Bernard Mocke   The commercialisation of oak barrels started when the Roman armies and traders of old replaced clay amphorae with...

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