7 Myths About Wine

7 Myths About Wine

You've heard them all, and we are here to shed some light on some of the biggest miss-conceptions about wine.

Burgundy Oak Wine Barrel Guide

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Burgundy Oak Wine Barrel Guide

Oak Barrels are responsible for giving both wine and whisky their unique and distinct flavour profiles. Depending on the different qualities of the barrel, each barrel can yield different results in it's flavouring based on the material used, aging process, firing process, and charring process. In this definitive guide you will learn all there is to know - in-depth - on what goes into making Wine Barrels and why they are so unique. 

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How to Replicate the Farmhouse & Country Style Kitchen

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How to Replicate the Farmhouse & Country Style Kitchen

 Photo: Roger Davies

Photo: Roger Davies

Section 2 of Farmhouse Interior Design & Styling: 

Designing and Replicating the Classical Farmhouse Style Kitchen.

The kitchen is the most important room in any house. It's the hub of family activity and is likely the place where your day starts by grabbing a bite to eat or a nice cup of coffee. The kitchen not only ties the room together, but also ties the family together. A room that is the pinnacle of the entire house is surely to be designed in a way that is both inviting and cozy; while still maintaining a level of sophistication and class. Cue the Farmhouse Style. If you aren't familiar with it, be sure to read our blog to get an understanding exactly what makes this unique blend of aesthetics so astute.


Designing your Farmhouse & Country home Kitchen:

Fresh Flowers

Farm House Kitchen

A great way to bring in some colour and fragrance to your design is to incorporate some fresh seasonal wild flowers! Cheap, and easy to pick - they make an absolute great addition to the kitchen and really bring a touch of life to your home. 

Lighting

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Lighting in a kitchen is what gives the entire room atmosphere. Choosing the right light for your classic country house style is a fundamental step to duplicating the look. Checkout our prototype Wine Barrel Ring Lamps! These beauty's will be available shortly on our online shop

Butcher block on countertop

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'Lo and behold - the butcher block! Explore this option in lieu of granite countertops. The butcherblock is both functional, beautiful, and easy to clean! Chop meats, veggies, and any other food right on your counter top. No more hand washing cutting boards! 

HANGING POTS

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Again with adding functionality to looks - hanging a pot rack and displaying your pots & pans above the island or stove is a fantastic way to replicate this farm house style and design. It's also incredibly convenient to simply reach up and hang or grab a pot when needed! 

rECLAIMED WOOD

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Reclaimed wood backdrops, countertops, oven hoods, shelving, flooring, siding, ANYWHERE! is the easiest and cheapest way to replicate the farmhouse kitchen of your dreams. Luckily reclaimed wood is in abundance and it is not hard to find. Why not checkout our commercial line of Wine Barrel Stave & Feature Walls to give your kitchen an edge on all the others. 

Antique or rustic clock

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Adding a center piece clock ties the room together in a very elegant and sophisticated way. Our Barrel Head Clock is a fantastic addition to any farm house kitchen and is the ideal centerpiece! 

Stools

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Adding a barstool to your kitchen islands are another fantastic way to nail this look. Check out  our Burgundy Oak Bar Stools


That concludes this weeks blog on the farmhouse style kitchen design tips & replication. We hope you were able to draw inspiration for your very own kitchen with our simple and classic imagery. Subscribe to learn about next week's blog! 

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The Design Process of Wine Barrel Furniture & Decor

The Design Process of Wine Barrel Furniture & Decor

Dive in as we guide you through the Burgundy Oak process of building Oak Wine Barrel Furniture & Decor! Where we start from step 1 and give you a peek into the manufacturing process. Draw inspiration from us to design your own furniture & decor from barrels!

10 Creative Ways To Incorporate Wine & Whisky Barrels as Furniture and Decor

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10 Creative Ways To Incorporate Wine & Whisky Barrels as Furniture and Decor

So, you're looking to tastefully decorate or upgrade your room and achieve the rustic farmhouse-style craze that people are extremely enthusiastic about. A fantastic way to accomplish this is by using Wine (oak) Barrels to bring a distinct and refined look to any room! Oak barrels allow you to get creative with reclaimed or salvaged wood, as well as bring in a piece of history to your very home as each barrel has it's own remarkable story. Although oak barrels are traditionally used for alcoholic beverages, such as whisky or wine - and go through a long process of charring the barrel, fermenting the alcohol, and storing it to allow the flavours to blend - many people have found a bona fide way to incorporate these bucolic barrels into their home.

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Understanding the Farmhouse Interior Design Style

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Understanding the Farmhouse Interior Design Style

Inviting, homely, and charming are a few words to summarize the timeless attractiveness of the Farmhouse Style. With a growing attraction to the country living style, a price range that doesn't break the bank, and popular TV shows adopting the trendy designing technique - it's clear to see why this distinct country style took off! 

 

What is a classic Country House or Farmhouse Design? 

 Source : https://citygirlgonemom.com/the-american-farmhouse-dream/

Source : https://citygirlgonemom.com/the-american-farmhouse-dream/

For many, it is a feeling of home and relaxation. The appeal to farmhouse style is it's simplicity and coziness. It makes you want to sip a glass of wine or scotch, kick back and enjoy life; while still maintaining a lulling level of beauty and elegance. Most of the decor and furniture in Farmhouse or Country House Design consists of reclaimed or repurposed materials, antiques, and rustic items that are not too fragile to be mixed in with other restrained elements. While both the Classic Country House & Farmhouse Designs heavily rely on accessories for aesthetics, it is not to be over cluttered as to maintain it's regard for class and sophistication. While this design style tends to use items that some may consider distasteful (Tattered and reclaimed boards, wrought iron rings, and scratched or bruised furniture), it is in fact the opposite and makes for a very appealing design when done correctly and with the right products

 

Common Design Elements & Aesthetics

You will find an amalgamation of the following in almost every Farmhouse & Country style

  • Antiques 
  • Salvaged Items from Thrift Shops or Second Hand stores
  • Reclaimed Wood or Boards
  • Repurposed Art
  • Repurposed or Reclaimed decor
  • Repurposed or Reclaimed furniture
  • Rustic Table Pieces & Kitchenware
  • Barn like details
  • Vintage Art 

How to nail the Farm house/Country house Style

Luckily, these styles are some of the easiest to replicate, as well as some of the least expensive! If you chose to go the route of using antiques, ensure that nothing is too fragile or delicate to the eye. You want big, bold, pieces that stand out and invite you to stare. Why not dive head first and start by picking your color palette. A good starting point is to pick warm, neutral color.

Colors that compliment

  • Beige, Burnt Umber, Silver Grey, Cream, or a Chestnut have been known to subtly highlight the inner workings of this beautiful aesthetic. When choosing your colors, be sure that they are not too vibrant as it may distract and take away from the simplicity of the Farmhouse style. 

Mix depth and texture 

  • Through your design choices, ensure to incorporate many blends of textures - such as reclaimed wood, scrap metals, and fabrics such as linen, cloth, wool, yarn, and chenille. Be careful to keep the colors of these depth pieces neutral, as to only compliment the classic countryside and farmhouse design.

Fancy the lighting!

  • Get creative with your lighting and fixtures! Add some unique metals or fixtures that replicate the barn in a bucolic fashion. A general rule of thumb is to limit the pieces of metal to 3-5 per room.  Candle lighting is also a must. If you want your home to keep the level of coziness, it is imperative you find some nice candles! 
  Our tabletop candle lighting is the perfect accessory to give your dining room a rustic feel. Made from authentic Red Wine Barrels, they are meticulously crafted from the stave of a barrel and each piece has it's own history and story!  Find it here!

 Our tabletop candle lighting is the perfect accessory to give your dining room a rustic feel. Made from authentic Red Wine Barrels, they are meticulously crafted from the stave of a barrel and each piece has it's own history and story! Find it here!

Furniture and Decor

The most important step to any interior design is the furniture and decor! With the wrong pieces, your Farm house or Country home design can be in shambles. As a homeowner, you want the furniture to be comfortable, match the aesthetic, and be reasonably priced! When choosing furniture, it also has to be welcoming and inviting guests to sit down on it's large plush cushions. Here are some tips and tricks to finding the perfect piece to match your style.
  1. Ensure the piece of decor and furniture you choose match the Farm house or classic Country house style. Some things to check off are: It's look - find a piece that is restored or vintage with materials made of wood or metal, and blends well with the style. 
  2. Wear and tear compliments! When choosing your decor and furniture, knots in wood, small tears or cracks, knacks, or minor stains all add to the aesthetic and beautifully compliment the overall design of the home.

Burgundy Oak Barrel Coffee Table is a definitive piece that will be sure to spark conversation and highlight your design style. Restored from a used Red Wine Barrel


Thank you for reading our Farmhouse Interior Design Style Guide & Explanation. We hope we were able to help you learn something!

 

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Burgundy Origins

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Burgundy Origins

Some companies start in an office, some start in a coffee shop, and some start in a garage. This one started in a garage.

Late nights after school is when most of the work got done. We would come home from class, turn on the heat in the garage, and start building product to fill orders from the last trade show we had attended.

When we ran out of barrels, we would have to convince our parents to let us borrow the trailer, then cold-call up to 25 wineries just to find a wine maker willing to sell us the barrels.

We worked like this until we graduated university; at that point we went full time and moved into a small bay where we could store product and ship orders. Barrels were delivered to different garages around town and being worked on by local tradesman before coming back to us for shipping.

Today we now operate out of an 8,300 square foot facility where we continue to make every product by hand, in house, with real barrels, and local labor.

Burgundy Oak products are unique because each one tells the story of the cooper who worked the wood to assemble the barrel, The Wine Maker who meticulously trimmed and maintained the vines, and the local Calgarian that hand made every product.

 

Our mission is to share the stories of these people through our products and the conversations they evoke. So please, come in and let us tell you a story!

 

Zac Hartley

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5 Summer Time Drinks

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5 Summer Time Drinks

It’s heating up and that means it’s time to grab a glass and fill it up. Check out The Burgundy Boys top 5 picks for Summer time happiness!

 

Smokey Old Fashion

2oz Jack Daniels

3 Dashes Orange Bitters

1 Brown Sugar Cube (muddled) or 0.5oz Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

Wine Barrel Wood Chips

Glassware: Old Fashion Glass

 

Burnt Whiskey Sour

2oz Jack Daniels

1oz Lemon Juice

0.75oz Simple Syrup

1oz Egg Whites

Wine Barrel Wood Chips

Glassware: Rocks Glass

 

Whiskey & Oak

2 oz Jack Daniels

1 Large Ice Cube

Wine Barrel Wood Chips

Glassware: Double Rocks Glass

 

bleeding Burgundy

1.5 oz Mezcal

0.5 oz Grand Marnier

1 oz Lime Juice

1 oz Simple Syrup

3 oz Cold rooibos tea (float on top)

Wine Barrel Wood Chips

Ice: Crushed Ice

Glassware: Stemless Wine Glass

 

Smoked Jalapeno mojito

2oz White Rum

1oz Simply Syrup

5-6 Mint Leaves

3 Jalapenos

5oz Soda Water

Wine Barrel Wood Chips

Cayenne Pepper/Salt Mix Rim

Glassware: Rocks Glass

 

Want to know how to make these? Visit us at 4041 7 Street SE, Calgary AB!

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