23 July, 2014
A wooden barrel, the design of which originated in Bordeaux, France. It has a capacity of 225 litres. It can now be found in the cellars of winemakers worldwide, especially those involved in producing Bordeaux-style blends. The longer a wine spends in barrique, stronger will be the oak flavour. There are dozens of other barrel shapes and sizes – one commonly found in the New World is the hogshead.