The cooperage industry (manufacturers of barrels) as we have discussed in other blogs is a craft trade that has over a thousand years of history and over time it has proven to be very important for the wine, spirits and distilleries. Lately there has been an increase in using barrels in craft beer. With the electronic and global commerce, you can see the flow of income that the barrel business brings. Obviously as in everything there must be someone in the lead. Do you know who it is?
A barrel on the neck of a great Saint Bernard has become an iconic image of this dog breed, these dogs began to be used as guides on a mountain road called Great Saint Bernard Pass that goes between Switzerland and Italy this route was about 80 kilometers and had countless dangers.
In some of our publications we have used the word spirits and some people have asked what are spirits, that is why we have decided to talk about this topic today, to answer some questions like: Why are they called spirits? When were they discovered? And what are the main spirits?
The use of chips is increasing every day, mainly in the wine industry and lately in beer, to be more specific in craft beers, lagging a little behind the use of chips in spirits. This is our opinion about it.
Undoubtedly the barrels play a very important role in the wine and spirits industry, with white oak being the best wood for the industry, many producers or consumers are in the dilemma of which is better French or American, although both are white oak its influence when using them is very different. Here we leave our opinion.
Today we invited a person who already has several years being in our team and a lifetime dedicated to this beautiful job, to tell us a little about what happened, is happening and thinks what will happen with the trade of the coopering, Don Miguel throughout all these years has proven to be a passionate person in his field of work, that shares what he knows and learns from the changes that have been presented in the manufacturing processes, teacher of teachers for whom we work at LA ARBOLEDA.