Why do they use oak barrels for wine?

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Date created: Sun, Mar 28, 2021 5:53 PM
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Oak offers three major contributions to wine: It adds flavor compounds–including aromas of vanilla, clove, smoke and coconut. It allows the slow ingress of oxygen–a process which makes wine taste smoother and less astringent.

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