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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  

News & Features  :  News

2011 Vintage Report: Europe

A first look at vintage quality in Austria, Germany, Spain and Portugal, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

Posted: November 16, 2011  

News & Features  :  News

2011 Vintage Report: France

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

Posted: November 14, 2011  

Oct. 31, 2011 Issue  :  News

Harvest 2011 Begins As a Nailbiter

Posted: October 31, 2011  By Mitch Frank, Augustus Weed

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Spotty Describes California's 2011 Harvest

Justin Smith, Brian Loring and others are dealing with the late 2011 California grape harvest

Posted: October 28, 2011  By James Laube

We're in the middle of another crazy, late California harvest. Good but spotty are other themes that run through most of what you hear about California's harvest 2011. And on the horizon, the smaller crops in recent years could spell price increases. In areas where grapes are still hanging, harvest is winding down quickly and should be finished by next week, ahead of predictions of rain and cooler weather.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

California's 2011 Harvest Drags On

Checking in with California vintners still waiting to harvest their 2011 grape crop

Posted: October 27, 2011  By James Laube

Harvest 2011 is ending up more labor than labor of love in most parts of California.

"What a crazy year," Helen Keplinger of Keplinger and Bryant Family Vineyard, both based in Napa Valley, wrote in an e-mail yesterday. "Indeed it has been very stressful and those rains were less than ideal, but not all has been lost and there will be good wines made this vintage."

News & Features  :  News

Will California Grapes Rot on the Vine?

Stormy days for California winemakers as heavy rains pound an already late vintage

Posted: October 14, 2011  By Tim Fish, Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

Oregon Vintners Wait for Harvest ... And Wait

The 2011 vintage could be the latest ever, if rain doesn't ruin it

Posted: October 11, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Nail Biting in Oregon

Recent vintages challenge vintners, including Josh Bergström

Posted: October 7, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

"It would be really nice," said Josh Bergström of Oregon's Bergström Wines, "if we could have a normal vintage again."

When was the last time you had one of those? I asked. "Well," he responded, "maybe someday."

The most recent vintages have tested the mettle of the state's vintners. This one, 2011, has everyone waiting on tenterhooks. It looks to be one of the latest on record. Most vineyards won't start picking until Oct. 15, two to three weeks later than usual. Vintners have one eye on the sky, hoping there won't be too much rain before the grapes are picked.

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