When we first started the podcast, we didn’t know what the appetite for dorkiness was. After almost 2 years of doing this, we’ve realized it’s VORACIOUS!! Yay! That means I can go hog-wild in a crazy oak-a-palooza.
After our newly revamped “Listener Feedback” segment, where we ask you if you want to chat and be on the podcast (we want to hear from you!), we hit the main event. This week we’re feeding the beast with 48 minutes of dork-dom. M.C. Ice and I hit one of the most important topics in wine, in detail. Here are the high level points:
Philosophies on the use of oak
Flavors from oak
Some important factors that go into barrel making/oak selection by winemakers — location of the forest, new v. used, size, wood drying methods, and why M.C. Ice only wants wine from “split” wood barrels…
After this total nerd-fest, we just keep it going with a fabulous Grape of the Week (yes, we’ve been slacking!): Blaufränkisch [...]