To Oak or Not to Oak?

Adding oak to your wine is completely optional. 


Many wine kits include oak to be added when beginning primary fermentation. The oak can be as sawdust, chips, shavings, stakes or cubes. Depending on the kit, a specific oak is used (typically American, French or Hungarian) to help achieve the proper level and tastes from oak desired.

Oak is what gives wines the "vanilla, or chocolate, or leather, or tar, etc..." tastes. The oak flavourings usually mellow out over time (sometimes months). 

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