2002--visiting daughter at University of St. Andrews, we went for dinner to a small restaurant with a most interesting wine list. White oak leaf being one--it was delightful. I had been making 'country wines' for ~20 years, getting recipes mostly from English wine-making books. Fully intended to make that wine the following spring, but.....life took a different turn (i.e., I returned to the soul-sucking-but-rich life of teaching). Free now, I will think (thanks to your post on the oak) to re-consider making that wine.

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