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Forests Vanish: Allier, Limousin, Nevers, Tronçais and Vosges
Description: French oak once came from one or more primary forests: Allier, Limousin, Nevers, Tronçais and Vosges; that was through 2009. No more? Wine Business Monthly, 'Grain vs. Forest When it comes to barrels, many cooperages are talking more about grain tightness these days and less about the forests. One cooper in Congac, France was recently quoted as saying that this change in direction is a "revolution." "It is the direction things are going in--just talking about grains rather than forest selection," noted one barrel salesman in California who has worked for three French cooperages. ...'.