Lovers of fine wine and food often savor the rich, authentic atmosphere in which they are enjoyed as much as they do the food and wine. One example of this is the new wave of wineries that now serve fine food with their wines in a refined, â€śworking wineryâ€ť environment. Here guests are surrounded by large oak wine casks and barrels, and other tools and symbols of the art of wine making â€“ often inside an operating wine cave or cellar.
Hospitality designers and owners can bring that same ambiance into the dining rooms and bars of restaurants and clubs with a combination of authentic looking wine cask reproductions and surroundings that evoke the feeling of a working winery, such as this bar room wall at Fogo de Chao Brazilian Churrascaria in Chicago.
Wine barrels have been around a LONG time. Wine lovers have always been intrigued with their esthetics and with incorporating them into various forms of â€świne artâ€ť or â€śwood artâ€ť after they are retired from winemaking. They are still hand-made today by skilled artisans from the finest, clearest, most beautiful quarter-sawn oak that money can buy. Recycling the highest quality barrels into wine art is their best & highest use â€“ way better & higher than turning them into planter boxes.