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Montemaggiore Blog

We are winegrowers not professional writers, thus this blog will probably only be updated a few times a year.  In fact most of these posts either have appeared or will appear in our quarterly newsletter. Having said that, we hope you enjoy our insights on winemaking and winegrowing on a boutique level.  We welcome your opinions and questions—and even your suggestions on future topics. 

Lise Ciolino
 
January 15, 2012 | Lise Ciolino

Oak barrels have profound influences

Oak barrels have a long history of helping winemakers produce a better wine. They are, however, really expensive and winemakers weigh many factors in deciding on the perfect barrels.  Continue »

Lise Ciolino
 
December 15, 2005 | Lise Ciolino

The importance of Oak Barrels

Aside from the grapes, the barrels used to make wine are the most expensive "ingredient". Learn the barrel basics as they relate to making wine  Continue »