Why is wine in that whiskey barrel?

What is wine doing in a whiskey barrel? Lara Lyn and Jamie fill us up with some wine knowledge.

Wine aged in barrels is not anything new.  Wine traditionally is aged in oak barrels but since 2014 bourbon barrel-aged wine has boomed.  Cooper & Thief age their Red Wine Blend for 3 months in bourbon barrels.

Red Wine Blend

Cooper & Thief Red Blend is a dark and jammy red wine blend loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas. Crafted by Cellarmaster, Jeff Kasavan, our wine is aged for three months in bourbon barrels, which gives way to soft, velvety tannins with a subtle heat. The combined result is a rich flavor, with a long, lingering finish.

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

38% Merlot. 37% Syrah. 11% Zinfandel. 7% Petite Sirah. 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. 3% Other Red Blenders

Alcohol: 17%

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