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Differences in oaks

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Differences in oaks

chefsteveo | Oct 20, 2008 09:56 AM

I just came back from a wine festival in Va and I now have this nagging question that no one from the wine festival could answer...What is the differences between oaks. For example what makes french oak different than american or "fill-in-the-name-of your-state-here" oak? Is the diffenece that huge or is it subtle things? What are the differences in flavor and texture? Any help would be greatly appreciated so I can educate some of the wait staff at the restaurant that I work at, they have the same nagging question now.

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