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.

The Anatomy of a Wine Barrel

The Anatomy of a Barrel Sure, you probably know what a “bung hole” is (we’ll wait while your inner child chuckles) but do you know the correct terminology for the rest of a barrel? Barrels are crafted without a single nail or drop of glue – rivets hold the hoops together and the rest is a perfectly pieced together puzzle. …

An Interview with Kunde Winemaker Zach Long

World Cooperage Barrel Consultant, Jerry DeLorenzo, stopped by Kunde Family Winery to interview winemaker Zach Long, on what he looks for when choosing a World Cooperage barrel.

An Interview with Bogle’s Eric Aafedt

World Cooperage Barrel Consultant, Yuri DeLeon, stopped by Bogle Vineyards to interview head winemaker Eric Aafedt, on what he looks for when choosing a World Cooperage barrel.

Series Spotlight: Traditional Series

A Classic Choice, the World Cooperage Traditional Series Today’s spotlight focuses on the Traditional Series. If you’re a winemaker looking for amazing consistency and reliability, this is your barrel.

Welcome to the World Cooperage Blog

At World Cooperage, we love making wine barrels. But even more, we love partnering with winemakers around the globe to share our cooperage knowledge and industry experience, as we aim to provide comprehensive program solutions for winemakers that demand a variety of consistent options.