Not sure yet. I don't make enough wine of a single variety to make use of them for wine. I'm thinking they would make nice bases for a large patio table in the back yard. We have a simple 6-person glass table now, but regularly have more like 15 people over, and have room for a table that large, so may just build a tabletop to sit on these two. I'd need to cut them down or embed them in the ground several inches to get the table at normal sitting height though.
I picked up a couple about 10 years ago now from a winery that closed down in ABQ. Paid a whole $50 each for two full sized french oak barrels. I cleaned them up a bit and clear stained them and added stencil to them. Have one of the front porch and one on the back patio.
Beautiful day in Central PA (though I guess I'm South Central, still a nice day). Got the lawn done, need to weed some of the flower beds, but picture 1 is of some Echinacea I transplanted a year ago, second one is an image of some annuals that my daughter and I started this spring indoors for the express purpose of her creating a "ferry garden". Never heard of one, but everyone else at my work knew what she was trying to do. The Alyssum has started to take over her ferry pieces, but she's very proud of it. Waters it every day. I plan on planting the background with more Echinacea this fall, the left side with some bearded Iris I have to move from a shadier spot. Eventually more perennials will take over for the annuals, but if she's having fun, I'm having fun. It's her garden (even though she doesn't weed it).