White oak is used in winemaking to alter color, taste, tannin profile, and texture of the wine. Various domestic wines, bourbon, and other spirits are aged in white oak barrels to impart highly desirable qualities to the liquid contained. In order to resemble the qualities of white oak, manufacturers have introduced alternatives such as chips, spirals, or staves. White oak’s cellular arrangement allows small measures of oxygen to penetrate barrel staves and scatter its contents, which was lacking in the alternatives.
White Oak Alternatives Market: Introduction
Transparency Market Research delivers key insights for the white oak alternatives market in its
published report, which include global industry analysis, size, share, growth, trends, and forecast
for 2021–2029. In terms of growth, the global white oak alternatives market is projected to witness
growth of 6.8% by the end of 2029, owing to the increasing demand of alcoholic beverages, about
which TMR offers detailed insights and forecasts in the white oak alternatives market report.
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Global consumers of alcoholic beverages have shown an inclination towards flavorful, lasting drinks,
along with refreshing flavors. Furthermore, an increasing consumer knowledge about the production
quality is raising the demand for premium alcoholic beverages. Premiumization can be attained
through betterment of taste and aroma of the alcohol. Thus, white oak alternatives are anticipated
to gain traction in the years to come by being a cost effective and environment-friendly solution to
ferment alcoholic drinks.
Increasing Consumption of Wine and Contemporary Tastes Creating Opportunities for White Oak
Wine is considered one of the significant segments of the globally consumable alcoholic drinks.
France, Italy, Germany, the U.S., and China cumulatively contribute around half of the world’s wine
consumption. The white oak alternatives market has become mature in North America due to strong
sales in the U.S. However, Asia Pacific is expected to witness rapid growth during the forecast
period. The reason for the same is rising number of wine producers in countries such as India, China
& Japan. China’s vineyards have witnessed double domestic production between 2006 and 2016.
The demand for premium wines is due to the adoption of western lifestyle and improvised standard
of living in the region. This is anticipated to have a predominant impac