What Are Wine Barrels?

A barrel is a hollow and a cylindrical shaped container. It is used to store different liquids such as oil, whiskey, beer and wine barrels for sale in Melbourne in a way that very less oxygen is allowed and so the wine can get mature quick as compared to being somewhere where it has access to a lot of oxygen. These barrels are made of wooden staves which are bounded by wooden or sometimes even metal hoops. Most of the wine barrels are charred, that is something that is toasted to a point that it is slightly burnt, that is why these barrels are a little black from the inside, because they have been burnt. The burnt barrels are not really ideal to have wine produced and so they are rather used for the production of bourbon. 

Many people have this question regarding the barrels that how many times is a barrel used for storing wine and other liquids in a lifetime. To answer this question, we can say that because the wine barrels are usually made of oak, or different types of oak to be very specific for example, French common oak, White oak or even American oak, they have been producing the best quality wine since a long time now. And also usually after the barrel has been cured and filled around three times, the impact of the oak on the wine diminishes and so over time there is no use of using a wine barrel for wine production as the result is not the one that is desired by these businesses and the quality too is very low as compared to a fresh barrel. These barrels are usually of different sizes ranging from 225 liters up to 300 liters per barrel. 

The difference between a wine barrel and a whiskey barrel is that while a wine barrel is just toasted on the inside, a whiskey barrel is burnt. And while this different might not look very different, it has a huge impact on the taste of the wine and whiskey respectively, and people like both these drinks according to their flavor not otherwise at all. And to the people who ask why is oak used in the wine barrels specifically, it Is because of a reason. Although these oak barrels have been used by winemaker now for a very long time, many wineries nowadays have been using the oak wood chips for aging wine more quickly, that is getting to mature the wine faster and also adding the desired woody aromas along with vanilla flavors or any flavors customers might like or are in demand at the present. It is a common misconception among people all over the world that oak removes the butter flavors from the wine, that is not true at all, there are different reasons to why oak is used in wine barrels. For more information, please log on to