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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.

News & Features  :  News

Harvest Under Way Across Much of Europe

After a hot early summer and a cooler August, some regions show promise, others cause for concern

Posted: September 14, 2006  

News & Features  :  News

California Harvest Inches Off The Block

After a late season and a summer heat wave, quality for many varieties hinges on fall weather

Posted: September 8, 2006  By Daniel Sogg

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

An Early Look At 2006 In The Loire...

Posted: September 5, 2006  By James Molesworth

I know you're all bored of me talking about the Rhône all the time. So here's an update on the other French wine region I cover - the Loire. I thought you might be interested to read a few of the comments that I've received from vignerons over the last few days as they get ready for the 2006 harvest.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Defining A Vintage's Quality

Posted: September 5, 2006  By James Laube

In California, vintners are on the final approach to harvest, for what has been a very mixed and trying year. As my winegrower friend C.J. predicted in April , it has been an expensive year to farm, with an abundance of spring rain and a late, uneven grape set.

Aug. 31, 2006 Issue  :  News

2006 Southern Harvest Snapshots

Vintners from Australia to South Africa evaluate the vintage

Posted: August 31, 2006  

News & Features  :  News

Harvest 2006: Australia Stays Strong

Shiraz looks promising across South Australia, while white varieties in many areas benefited from a cool summer

Posted: June 9, 2006  By Susan Gough Henly

News & Features  :  News

Harvest 2006: Early Season Could Be Good for New Zealand

Winemakers from north to south harvested ripe fruit from a dry year

Posted: June 9, 2006  By Eric Arnold

News & Features  :  News

Harvest 2006: South African Vintners Happy With Both Reds and Whites

Warm, dry conditions made it a very good year for structured Cabernets and Syrahs

Posted: June 9, 2006  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  News

2006 Southern Hemisphere Harvest

Winemakers are extremely optimistic about the new vintage

Posted: June 9, 2006  

News & Features  :  News

2005 Vintage Report Card: Part 3

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

Posted: December 28, 2005  

News & Features  :  News

2005 Vintage Report Card: Part 2

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

Posted: December 28, 2005  

News & Features  :  News

2005 Vintage Report Card: Part 1

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

Posted: December 28, 2005  

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Voices of the Vintage: Bruno D'Alfonso (Part 3)

Winemakers share their impressions of the season

Posted: October 25, 2005  

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Voices of the Vintage: Cathy Corison (Part 3)

Winemakers share their impressions of the season

Posted: October 21, 2005  

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Voices of the Vintage: Damian North (Part 3)

Winemakers share their impressions of the season

Posted: October 19, 2005  

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