Dig this crazy new egg-shaped concrete wine tank

on 24/08/10 at 12:48 am


From what was once the egg capital of the U.S., Sonoma Cast Stone is trying to crack into a developing market for egg-shaped concrete wine fermentation tanks by producing a larger, lighter-weight alternative to the dominant French version.

Wine has been found to be made in concrete vessels dating back to Roman times because the material can “breathe” almost as well as wood but doesn’t contribute “oakiness.”

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