Posted by Barbara Kronenberg-Widmer Now that the 2008 Tuscany harvest has come to an end and the wines are tucked away in the barrels, it is time to develop an initial conclusion. I must say that I am really happy about this vintage.
Posted by Adam Lee A friend of mine, Eddie Pisoni, passed away last week. And while it is sad for me and for the many others that knew Eddie, it really wasn’t tragic. Eddie was 90 years old and had health problems for quite a few years.
Posted by Tim Perr I was very happy to read Wine Spectator ’s recent reviews of California Pinot Noir. In that report, Loring, A.P. Vin, P2 and Siduri (along with a few others) received outstanding to classic ratings on a bunch of their 2007 Pinots.
Posted by Adam Lee I’ve been in the wine business, in one position or another, for 19 years now. I’ve worked in wine retail, in wine wholesale, selling wine in a restaurant, in tasting rooms, as a wine writer and now as a winery owner and winemaker.
Posted by Adam Lee We held our annual Holiday Open House this past Saturday at the winery. Given the dreadful state of the economy, we were all concerned about exactly how successful the event would be.
Posted by Barbara Kronenberg-Widmer At Brancaia in Chianti Classico, our last harvest is completed—the harvest of the olives. Of course, the olives and olive oil production are not as important to us as the wine production.
Posted by Brian Loring November 22: Fermentation slowed way down the past few days, and the caps in the fermenters started to weaken. I haven’t really been doing punch-downs as much as just getting the cap wet.
Posted by Adam Lee You can’t visit a wine-related website these days without finding an article about how the current economic climate is affecting fine wine. Both James Laube and James Suckling have written insightful blogs relating their thoughts and experiences with wine in this troubled economy.
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