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Blogs  :  On Tour with Maynard James Keenan

Wings for Judith Marie

Posted: September 13, 2007  By Maynard James Keenan

Finally off the road for a while. Jet lag has actually been a bonus. I'm up super early. On my first morning back, I walked through the Merkin West vineyard at sunrise. Wow! I'll say it backward... WoW! Almost brought me to tears.

News & Features  :  Seasonal

On Harvest with … Mia Klein

A look at this year's Sauvignon Blanc harvest in Carneros through the eyes of Selene's winemaker

Posted: September 12, 2007  By Laurie Woolever

News & Features  :  News

Harvest Limps to a Start in France

Vintners strive to make the best of a difficult season plagued by wet weather through much of the summer

Posted: August 30, 2007  By Diana Macle

News & Features  :  News

2007 Italian Harvest Underway

Vintners optimistic after strong growing season, but cool, wet weather right after the start of picking is cause for concern

Posted: August 24, 2007  By Jo Cooke

News & Features  :  Features

In the Heart of Harvest

17 places to get in on the winemaking action, or celebrate the new vintage, in North America

Posted: August 24, 2007  By Heather Morgan Shott

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Beautiful Grapes

Posted: August 21, 2007  By James Suckling

I was checking my e-mail and drinking a cup of coffee at home this morning and guess who dropped by to leave some samples? Aldo and Franco Conterno. I am sure you know, but Aldo is one of the masters of Barolo at his winery, Aldo Conterno.

News & Features  :  News

Optimism Running High in California for 2007 Harvest

Mild weather has kept the growing season problem-free so far, and quality could be consistently high

Posted: August 16, 2007  By Daniel Sogg

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

More 'High' Hopes for 2007

Posted: August 7, 2007  By James Laube

Initial harvest reports released before and after the grapes are picked are almost exclusively based on analysis from winemakers and grapegrowers. During this time, it's important for readers to remember that when they hear a vintage is  "the best vintage ever," it's the winemakers talking.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Ducru Legends and 2005

Posted: May 25, 2007  By James Suckling

I was thinking about 2005 Bordeaux today for some reason. Maybe it’s because most of the top-name 2006s have not been released on the market as futures, and very few people are interested in the wines, except for wine merchants who have to safeguard their allocations? Who knows? Anyway, the 2005s are so impressive.

News & Features  :  News

Harvest 2007: South African Vintners Deal With Up-and-Down Season

White varieties suffered from a heat wave, but the late-ripening reds look strong

Posted: May 23, 2007  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  News

Harvest 2007: After a Cold Spring, New Zealand Stays Warm

Yields are down on most varieties, but grapes were picked ripe and healthy throughout the harvest

Posted: May 23, 2007  By Daniel Sogg

News & Features  :  News

Harvest 2007: Chilean Vintners Happy With 2007 Growing Season

Yields are lower throughout much of the country's winegrowing areas, but the late-running harvest should result in elegant reds

Posted: May 23, 2007  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  News

Harvest 2007: Australia Has Rough Year

Some producers fared well despite light crops from drought and frosts, but many vintners are happy to put 2007 behind them

Posted: May 23, 2007  By Daniel Sogg

News & Features  :  News

2007 Southern Hemisphere Harvest

A great vintage for some, a not-so-great vintage for others

Posted: May 23, 2007  

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Highlights From a Visit Down Under

Posted: May 3, 2007  By Harvey Steiman

Now that I'm back from Australia, I've compiled the following small but quirky list of highs and lows: Most Pleasant Surprise: Would you believe a serious Australian Merlot? Clarendon Hills Brookman Vineyard 2005, a supple, perfumy, languid mouthful of dark chocolate–infused currant and plum flavors hints at black tea on the very long and amazingly generous finish.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Where Do You Stand On The Alcohol Debate?

Posted: April 27, 2007  By James Laube

The great alcohol debate of (fill in the year) is once again heating up (pun intended). And that’s a good thing. A well-respected wine retailer in Sacramento says he’ll no longer sell wines with alcohol levels above 14.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Right Bank Supernova

Posted: April 24, 2007  By James Suckling

I was lucky enough to drink -- not taste -- a number of other impressive wines during my 2006 barrel tasting marathon in Bordeaux about a month ago, besides the 1961 L’Église-Clinet that I blogged about yesterday.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

2007 in the Barossa

Posted: April 19, 2007  By Harvey Steiman

The vines don't look so bad, considering that Australia is suffering its worst drought in memory. The grapes have been picked, for the most part. A warm autumn continues with temperatures in the 70s and 80s under clear skies.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

2002 Brunello, Choice and Wine Enjoyment

Posted: March 6, 2007  By James Suckling

A wine exporter left an angry comment at the end of  my previous blog  about the mediocre quality of 2002 Brunello. Some of what he said was so inflammatory that it had to be edited by my office in New York.

Video  :  Video Index

Hard Labor: Stir that Barrel!

Why does winemaker Roman Roth have Wine Spectator news editor Eric Arnold stirring a barrel of Chardonnay? What effect does lees stirring have on wine? Get the answers as Eric tackles another task at Wölffer Estate on Long Island.

Posted: January 29, 2007  

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