Wine Barrels steeped in history

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Did you know that there are about 400 species of oak, but only about 20 are used in making oak barrels? Of the trees that are used, only 5% is suitable for making high grade wine barrels. The average age of a French oak tree harvested for use in wine barrels is 170 years! So the next time you drink wine that has been kept in French oak, sip carefully and savor the taste all the more!

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