Michigan By The Bottle Podcast Interview with Petraea Plus (Ep#79): Barrels ‘n’ Corks
What’s the difference between French and American oak? Why does a winemaker choose one or the other? What are “oak barrel alternatives”? Where does cork come from? Are the cork forests going extinct? What’s up with screw caps?
I had the opportunity to sit down with longtime friends, Michigan wine advocates, and fellow Michigan Wine Collaborative members, Cortney and Shannon Casey of MichiganByTheBottle.com and Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Rooms (Shelby Township, Royal Oak & Auburn Hills), to geek out about these and other fun questions. Give it a listen and follow along via our photo gallery below!
Petraea Plus is featured in the first 34 minutes, but keep listening because there are a lot of interesting tidbits about what’s happening in Michigan wines, some articles in national publications giving Michigan wines recognition, new Michigan wineries and cideries to visit, upcoming Hour Detroit articles on cold-hardy grape Marquette and port-style wines, January MBTB bus trip to Chateau Aeronautique’s new location, etc.