What percentage of the world’s oak is suitable to be made into wine barrels? 

A. 65%

B. 15%

C. 2%

D. 40%


According to Groupe Charlois, one of the world’s leading stave-makers, a mere 2% of the worlds’ oak is suitable to be planed into staves that will ultimately be assembled to make wine barrels. Those staves, by the way, come from just the heart of the tree.

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