Barrel Toasting with Infrared Heat

Fire toasting is the most commonly used method to toast wine barrels however, we can also toast barrels using infrared heat in one of our infrared toasting apparatus. After seeing the infrared toasting machine clients often ask, “What is the difference between an infrared toast and toasting over a fire? Isn’t heat…heat?” The answer is, not exactly. But with that …

An Interview with Mantanzas Creek

Mantanzas Creek winemaker Marcia Torres Forno took a moment to share with World Cooperage her thoughts on barrels, their role in winemaking and the importance of a strong partnership between winemaker and cooperage. Enjoy!

Medium Long Toast

In 2018 World Cooperage released a new barrel toast in our Traditional Series – the Medium Long toast. We wanted to offer a new toast level that complemented the existing toasts; light, medium, medium plus, heavy. The new Medium Long toast is similar to current Traditional Series options, but toasted at lower temperature and longer time.

A World Cooperage Journey to France with the Rodney Strong Winemaking Team

A World Cooperage Journey to France with the Rodney Strong Winemaking Team Take a journey through the French forest with World Cooperage general manager, Elizabeth Van Emst and the Rodney Strong Vineyards winemaking team. Watch as an oak tree is harvested in the Vosges forest and then visit our stave mill in Monthureux-sur-Saône, France. The Rodney Strong team shares why …

Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium

The fifth annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium was held in mid-March, just down the street from our office in Napa, California. World Cooperage is proud to be a sponsor of Women of the Vine & Spirits – an organization dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide. The goal of the Global …

An Interview with Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Winemaker

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards winemaker Lisa Valtenbergs took a moment to talk with us recently at the Stonestreet Estate Winery & Tasting Room. She talks about her winemaking for Stonestreet and how barrels play a part in her choices. Take a moment to watch the interview and learn which World Cooperage profile is her favorite.

Say Hi to Glenn!

World Cooperage is excited to welcome Glenn Jeffries to the team as our new Barrel Consultant. Glenn will be in charge of crafting partnerships in Sonoma County, Oregon and Canada.

Sonoma State University Partnership

On Monday, February 11, World Cooperage representative Rachel Hensley attended the Sonoma State University Wine Industry Scholars Program Award Luncheon at the Green Music Center.

A Recap – 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

We’re just over a week removed from the 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. The kegs were drank, the potato chips were chomped and the booth was broken down and stored for next year.

An Interview with Kendall-Jackson Winery on World Cooperage Barrels

n the late springtime World Cooperage Barrel Consultant Yuri DeLeon had a chance to stop by Jackson Family Wines’ Oakville Facility. He talked with Kendall-Jackson Winemaker Kristy Melton on her barrel program, how she tastes through barrels and how she chooses barrels for specific wines.