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News & Features  :  News

2013 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: South Africa

A first look at vintage quality, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

Posted: June 7, 2013  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  News

2013 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: Argentina and Chile

A first look at vintage quality in South America, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

Posted: June 6, 2013  By Nathan Wesley

News & Features  :  News

2013 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: Australia and New Zealand

A first look at vintage quality down under, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

Posted: June 5, 2013  By Augustus Weed, MaryAnn Worobiec

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Can you really buy wine more cheaply around harvest time?

Posted: March 8, 2013  

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

How Do They Do It, Part 2: Meet the People Who Make $500 Wines, $10 Wines—And Everything in Between

It takes a vision—or a few dozen of them—to turn thousands of acres into millions of bottles. The stakes are high, and plenty can go wrong

Posted: December 27, 2012  By Ben O'Donnell

At the Penfolds Nuriootpa winery in Barossa, you can crush 22,000 tons of grapes. At Chateau Ste.-Michelle, 2.8 million cases of wine go out the door every year. If you are Peter Gago or Bob Bertheu, head winemakers at Penfolds and Ste.-Michelle, respectively, how do you even process and track so much stuff, let alone make it good?

"That's why God created Microsoft Excel, I guess," replied Bertheu. I asked four winemakers who head up large-to-massive operations that produce dozens of different cuvées in all price ranges, from $10 quaffers on up to the storied $600 Penfolds Grange. In my previous post on the subject, I gave a sense of the scale of the task and wrote about how the four keep tabs on their growers and grapes through harvest. Now I'll explain how they juggle as many as 52 different wines at once.

News & Features  :  News

2012 Vintage Report: Europe

From the Iberian Peninsula to Germany, winegrowers faced low quantities of grapes and a lot of work in the vineyards

Posted: November 20, 2012  

News & Features  :  News

2012 Vintage Report: Italy

A wet spring and a hot, dry summer lowered grape quantities across the Italian peninsula and kept winegrowers working hard

Posted: November 19, 2012  

News & Features  :  News

2012 Vintage Report: France

Winegrowers earned their paychecks as they dueled tough, wet growing conditions all year; the Rhône was a bright spot

Posted: November 16, 2012  

News & Features  :  News

2012 Vintage Report: United States

The sun came out for a warm, dry growing season in the Pacific Northwest; East Coast winemakers managed to dodge a hurricane

Posted: November 15, 2012  

News & Features  :  News

2012 Vintage Report: California

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Not in California, where most winemakers report an easy growing season with plenty of high-quality grapes

Posted: November 14, 2012  

Sept. 30, 2012 Issue  :  Features

The 2012 Vintage: Southern Hemisphere

Posted: September 30, 2012  By Nathan Wesley, James Molesworth, Augustus Weed, MaryAnn Worobiec

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Class Unrest in Bordeaux

Plus, an unauthorized M. Chapoutier fashion line in China, and cutting loose with the harvest olympics in Napa

Posted: September 20, 2012  

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

Rise of the Machines

The evolution of the most important wine-industry innovation in nearly 150 years

Posted: September 18, 2012  By Robert Taylor

The Northern Hemisphere harvest begins this month, and in the vast, vast majority of the world's vineyards, it starts with a heavy machinery operator turning the ignition on a mechanical grape harvester.

Many wine lovers might imagine—or might prefer—a scenario that involved skilled harvesters gently selecting the very best bunches of grapes, all by hand. But the half-dozen experts I polled—including industry insiders, vintners and mechanical harvester operators—conceded that 90 percent or more of the world's wine grapes are likely harvested mechanically.

If you're interested in the intersection of quality and value, you should be grateful.

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

The Secret Ingredient in Every Harvest: Beer

When your hands are stained red, a cold one is all you want at the end of the day

Posted: September 12, 2012  By Tim Fish

It's half-past September and do you know what California winemakers are drinking?

Beer.

No, it's not a joke. There's an old saying, in fact: "It takes a lot of beer to make wine."

News & Features  :  News

2012 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: Australia and New Zealand

A first look at vintage quality in the South Pacific, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

Posted: June 21, 2012  

News & Features  :  News

2012 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: South Africa

A first look at vintage quality in South Africa, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

Posted: June 20, 2012  

News & Features  :  News

2012 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: South America

A first look at vintage quality in Argentina and Chile, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

Posted: June 19, 2012  

News & Features  :  News

2011 Vintage Report: United States

A first look at vintage quality in U.S. wine regions, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

Posted: November 18, 2011  

News & Features  :  Tasting Reports

Time for Beaujolais Nouveau

A blind tasting of 11 of France's first 2011 wines finds another good vintage for the Beaujolais region

Posted: November 17, 2011  By Alison Napjus

News & Features  :  News

2011 Vintage Report: California

A first look at vintage quality in California, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

Posted: November 17, 2011  

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