Monday February 17, 2020

Wine: Roll out the barrel

Barrels are not just a means of storing wine - they also help to impart important flavours, writes Tomás Clancy.

2nd June, 2012
French wine barrels can cost up to €2,000 each. Photo: Corbis

It might be hard to believe, but there are half a dozen regions in France that are absolutely vital not just to French wine, but to wines around the world, but which are rarely talked about and almost never visited. They include Nevers, Allier, Troncais, Vosges and Limousin - and they are forests.

Along with forests in Missouri, Virginia and Pennsylvania in the United States, as well as those across the Baltics, Ukraine, Hungary and...

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