I obviosly don't hae the experience some have here, but it sure looked like the oak cubes I purchased were slightly charred and I have seen mention of people on here making their own cube/sticks by charring on a grill.I wouldn't use them - the inside of the barrels are charred - and from what i understand that is not good for wine making.
Yeah i don't have experience with whiskey barrels either - i am just relaying what i have read before.I obviosly don't hae the experience some have here, but it sure looked like the oak cubes I purchased were slightly charred and I have seen mention of people on here making their own cube/sticks by charring on a grill.
"I realized when I was a child I remember the old Italians used whiskey barrels to age wine. The wine was delicious!"Al,
As a fellow Italian I can see the forest through all the trees now thanks to your thoughts! I live 20 minutes from your vinyard and plan to visit in the very near future hopefully you won't be sold out of every thing....
"Ho capito, quando ero un bambino mi ricordo che i vecchi italiani utilizzati botti di whisky al vino età. Il vino era delizioso!"
I'm in Chelmsford Ma, I enjoy Dave's comedy but like you say, not related as far as I know. I'm second gen. American. My grandfather did not have any siblings but my great grand parents did... We may be distant, regardless, a fellow wine lover/maker is always welcome! My wife and I will definately be knocking on your vinyards door...Hey Rick...20 minutes? what town you in..i have a cousin named Dave Russo....a very talented comedian ( daverusso.net) you are probably not related but thought i would run it by you
your welcome by most any time...!
I agree, I will learn something out of this yet... What a great site!"I realized when I was a child I remember the old Italians used whiskey barrels to age wine. The wine was delicious!"
Rick Listen to Father Al and all will be well! It's always exciting to find someone on this forum from nearby.
Yes personal flavor is what matters,maybe you should use your grandfathers whiskey barrels to add a beneficail spiicieness to your wine if you like it so much.well....umm..you never really said why you don't recommend it...all you inferred was that you were nicer about it than wineries that use oak barrels would be....thanks for sparing our feelings...we wont have to call in grief counselors now
not sure why you have an issue w your dad's wine in the barrels...i know for yrs i tasted my grandfathers and the whiskey barrels imparted a beneficial spicieness
and as i mentioned in a previous post..one's personal flavor tastes are what mattered