What do you mean “Oak”?

Wine production can involve the use of things made with oak. Barrels, tuns, staves, chips, and even sawdust. While it seems obvious that some wines have an 'oaky' taste to them, a lot of wine tourists that I've met over the years seem to have differing understandings of what makes a wine 'oaky'. Not all …

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Podcast #29 – Geology in the Okanagan with Tim Watts of Kettle Valley

Why do we have such spectacular scenery in the Okanagan's wine country? How did it get like this and why doesn't it look like other valleys in BC? The Okanagan is one of BC's biggest geological features but with an extremely violent past. I talk with Tim Watts, a geologist-turned-winemaker at Kettle Valley Winery, who …

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