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Episode 44: Bodegas LAN and the Importance of Where Oak Comes From

October 9, 2019


In this episode of Grape Minds, we were lucky to catch up with Maria Barua, the winemaker at Bodegas LAN in Rioja, Spain.  Her research into the impacts of oak on ageing in Rioja wines has led to an unorthodox but delicious special order at the cooperage. We were able to catch up with Maria on a tour of the US recently where we were lucky to try through her wines and chat about oak stave sources, tradition, and the fruit.