Winemaker, Know Thy Barrels
I bought my first wine barrel from Mike Grgich 16 years ago. I had interviewed him for a magazine cover story at about that time, and I was impressed with how neat and clean the Grgich Hills cellar looked, and how meticulous the winery's regimen of tasting, racking, topping and sanitation was. So when I decided to up the ante in my fledgling amateur winemaking career from the 5 gallons I had fermented the previous year to a full barrel, he came to mind as a barrel supplier.
The full content of this article is available for subscribers to the print edition of Wines & Vines magazine. Subscribe now and get instant, online access to the full content of Wines & Vines magazine!Currently subscribed users please log in at the top of this page.