Thanks to all who responded, kinda messed up this post by putting it in the wrong place then edited it in an attempt to remove!Stoneware is normally used for pickling fermentation. Which results in acidic acid. I expect such containers will not reliably seal well enough for wine storage. I guess you can cork some, or pour paraffin around the lid to seal. But that gets complicated, fast, to guarantee an air tight seal.
Where were they made? US/Canada? There have been reports of low-grade glaze being just fine for neutral liquids, but leaching nasties into acidic liquids.
My 2 cents*: Due to opacity, hard to "see" when you got them cleaned up enough inside for the next batch.Anyhow - here's what I'm thinking for stoneware:
I like the capacity, opacity and simplicity!!
If you're coming North to Canada, inflation is mitigated by our lower dollar so I'd say your two cents might go a long way up here!My 2 cents*: Due to opacity, hard to "see" when you got them cleaned up enough inside for the next batch.
* Which due to inflation, is not worth much anymore.....