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Wine Jargon: What's The Deal With Oak?

March 26, 2013

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Oak, n.

A type of wood, used to make barrels that wine may be fermented and/or aged in.

If tannin was the first piece of wine lingo you learned, then the word oaky likely came shambling in right behind.

(There's a good chance the word buttery was uttered in an adjacent breath, and, if so, the topic was probably the grape called C

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