Oak has a bad rep for some. There are lots of people who won’t drink chardonnay at all because they had a bad experience with an over-oaked new world example. But the influence of oak on wine is not as simple as that.
WINE VIBES: THE OAK EFFECT
French, American, East European barrels. Heavily toasted, light toasted. Staves, chips or cubes instead… The world of oak is one on its own and deserves a better understanding by any wine lover.
So what is the influence of using oak? Besides making a cellar look cool and romantic, oak adds aroma and flavor compounds to wine. Think of vanilla, sweet spices and clove. It also can softens a wine and can give you that warm mouthfeel that many people appreciate. Some wine lovers swear with these 'oaky' flavors and believe that is makes almost any wine taste better, whereas others think it distracts from the actual aromas and flavors of the wine.
Fact is that it's a crucial and often overlooked component in the world of fine wine. Everything from the type, size, age, grain, and treatment of an oak barrel greatly affects the finished vino.
So what about you? Get to find out your personal preference during this Wine Vibes session where you'll learn all about this Oaky Business! The line-up consists of 6 wines; 2 whites, 4 reds. All characterized by a different use of oak, so up to you to decide: 'to oak or not to oak'!
Price 'The Oak Effect': 35 euro per person
‘Wine Vibes’ is a montly recurring wine tasting event with the aim to explore and enjoy the vinous world in all its grape glory with a bunch of like-minded wine loving people! Each edition a new theme is on the menu where different wines will make their appearance, with some snacks on the side, of course provided with interesting wine facts and hosted by me.
The golden rule: it’s all about fun and to celebrate together the better things in life in a cool and cosy ambiance. Accessible for both novice and advanced wine lovers. Needless to say: but not to be missed for everybody who is keen on developing his/her tastebuds!
The events are held in the ever so lovely co-working studio of Apocapoc BCN in the El Born hood. When temps are reaching higher and days are getting longer, we’ll move the happening to its pretty and sunny rooftop terrace for the ultimate summer sipping vibes.
Wine Vibes tasting sessions are single events only so make sure you claim your seat. You can subscribe for this event by dropping me an email at [email protected]
Payments need to be made in advance to secure your participation (Because please note, places are limited!) After subscribtion you will receive all details needed. For any additional questions, feel free to get in touch through email or phone: +34 628 200 284.