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News & Features  :  News

2006 Vintage Report Card: Part 2

A preliminary look at quality in the wine regions of Europe

Posted: December 13, 2006  

News & Features  :  News

2006 Vintage Report Card: Part 1

A preliminary look at quality in the wine regions of the United States

Posted: December 12, 2006  

Video  :  Video Index

Picking Piedmont with Pio Boffa

It's harvest in Piedmont and Pio Boffa, owner of the renowned Pio Cesare winery, is our guide. See grapes being picked, see wine being made--both with Italian style. Wine Spectator tasting coordinator Jo Cooke produced this video.

Posted: December 11, 2006  

Video  :  Video Index

Hard Labor: Filter Cleaning

Share the joys of the dirty work that goes into making wine with Wine Spectator news editor Eric Arnold. (No rubber boots required.)

Posted: December 1, 2006  

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Harvest Q&A: New York's North Fork

Pellegrini Vineyards winemaker Russell Hearn talks about the challenges of a cool, wet year on Long Island

Posted: November 10, 2006  By Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  News

Sonoma Growers Hit by Rot

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir crops could be down as much as 20 percent due to slow ripening and cool, damp weather

Posted: October 24, 2006  By Daniel Sogg

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2006 Northern Rhône Harvest

Posted: October 9, 2006  By James Molesworth

I just heard from Michel Chapoutier , who is not prone to hyperbole, but is crowing after finishing up his harvest. Thought you might be interested to hear what he said... "We ended the harvest on Friday, Sept.

Video  :  Video Index

Hard Labor: Intro to Romance, Not

Go beyond the romance of the big chateaus -- and get down and dirty -- with Eric Arnold, Wine Spectator news editor, as he discovers that making wine is hard labor.

Posted: October 8, 2006  

Video  :  Video Index

Reading the Signs at Beaux Freres, HS

(GA, Geek Alert rating) How do you know when the grapes are ripe? Michael Etzel, winemaker/partner at Oregon's Beaux Frères, explains the signs. Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator editor at large, conducted the interview and shot the video (!).

Posted: October 7, 2006  

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Harvest Q&A: Napa Valley

Colgin winemaker Mark Aubert likes the look of this year's Cabernet Sauvignon, but he thinks this could be the year for Merlot

Posted: October 5, 2006  

Video  :  Video Index

Merry Edwards: Day 1

It's the first day of harvest for Merry Edwards, one of California's top Pinot producers. Grab your rubber boots (that destemmer is messy!) and meet Merry on the crush pad where she tells us, "It's all about the fruit."

Posted: October 4, 2006  

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Harvest Q&A: Oregon Pinot Noir

Domaine Serene winemaker Tony Rynders talks about making Pinot Noir in a year that's almost too good

Posted: September 29, 2006  By Eric Arnold

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Harvest Q&A: California's Paso Robles

French winemaker Stephan Asseo talks about his efforts this year to make Bordeaux- and Rhône-style wines--and a mix of the two--in California

Posted: September 28, 2006  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Harvest Q&A: Washington's Walla Walla Valley

Woodward Canyon owner Rick Small talks about yet another dry year in Washington, progress with this year's harvest and the secret to finding good labor

Posted: September 25, 2006  

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Harvest Q&A: Sonoma Pinot Noir

Merry Edwards talks about the 2006 growing season in Russian River Valley and the challenges of harvest

Posted: September 22, 2006  

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

A Foggy Crystal Ball on 2006 Bordeaux

Posted: September 20, 2006  By James Suckling

I had a winemaker in Bordeaux ask me today if I felt that the expensive prices for 2005 were my fault? I laughed. But I was slightly annoyed too. “Don’t shoot the messenger,” I told him. I tasted the wines.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Early Pickings at Marcassin

Posted: September 19, 2006  By James Laube

Harvest is always full of surprises. No one year is quite like the next. The action in Napa and Sonoma is building momentum. Winemakers who haven’t set foot in a church in years now talk about their daily prayers.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Agony and Ecstasy in Bordeaux

Posted: September 19, 2006  By James Suckling

The weather is not looking good for the harvest in Bordeaux. It’s been raining on and off since I arrived here on Saturday, and it just started raining again as I sit here and write this blog this morning and begin to blind taste a range of 1996 and 1995 Bordeaux.

Video  :  Video Index

Shafer: Waiting is the Hardest Part

Napa Valley's Stag's Leap District, but John and Doug are patient. Picking is about to start for this top Napa Cabernet producer.

Posted: September 19, 2006  

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Harvest Joys And Wine Woes

Posted: September 15, 2006  By James Laube

I connected with a couple of famous, long-time Napa Valley winemakers recently, and their tales are worth passing along, though I’m withholding their identities because our discussions were casual and not part of an interview.

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