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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.

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

California Harvest Shifts into High Gear

With the season running weeks behind, last week’s heat takes the pressure off winemakers

Posted: September 28, 2011  By Tim Fish

Last week’s heat wave jumpstarted the harvest in California, much to the relief of growers and winemakers. Temperatures were in the mid-90s all week, one of the rare extended blasts of heat all summer.

But the sigh of relief was short-lived. A major rainstorm is predicted for early next week. Still, knowing that forecasts change quickly in California, winemakers remain optimistic.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

California's Grapes Are Late to the Table (Again)

The long, cool 2011 growing season means California grapegrowers in cooler wine regions could still be harvesting in late October and beyond

Posted: September 26, 2011  By James Laube

Two weeks ago I noticed that it was getting dark early, earlier than I expected. When I mentioned it to friends in passing, they too felt the same way. Summer didn’t make its usual presence felt. We had a summer all right, but what made it so different was that it never got hot.

Harvest is slowly shifting into gear in California. It’s a late year all around and harvest reports indicate the crop is good yet spotty in size. A damp, wet spring extended into summer. Some vines had a very uneven set; some vineyards were so hard hit they won’t produce much fruit. Summer was cool.

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

You Call This a Harvest?

Crush in California is a whole lot of nothing so far as winemakers play waiting game

Posted: September 14, 2011  By Tim Fish

California winemakers don't usually have time to talk this time of the year, but this week they're chatty. The 2011 harvest is more or less underway. Sort of. Let's just say that grapes have been picked, a few anyway, mostly whites and for sparkling wine.

Yep, the season is running late again this year, and while the size of the crop is generally small, winemakers aren't complaining.

News & Features  :  News

Hail Pounds Bordeaux and the Mosel

Storms inflict some damage on Cos-d'Estournel, Lafite Rothschild and Dr. Loosen just before harvest

Posted: September 7, 2011  By Suzanne Mustacich, Bruce Sanderson

Learn Wine  :  Wine Basics

Harvest 101: The Basics of Crush Season

Learn what goes on in the vineyard and winery during each stage of the annual harvest for wine grapes

Posted: August 31, 2011  By Ben O'Donnell, Robert Taylor

Aug. 31, 2011 Issue  :  News

The 2011 Vintage: Down South

Posted: August 31, 2011  By Nathan Wesley, Augustus Weed, James Molesworth, MaryAnn Worobiec

News & Features  :  News

Nature Throws Vintners a Changeup

Cold California and Sunny Bordeaux? As harvest approaches, nerves are frayed

Posted: August 29, 2011  By Augustus Weed, Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  News

2011 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: Part 3

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

Posted: June 3, 2011  

News & Features  :  News

2011 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: Part 2

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

Posted: June 2, 2011  

News & Features  :  News

2011 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: Part 1

A first look at vintage quality in Australia and New Zealand, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

Posted: June 1, 2011  

Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2011 Issue  :  News

2010 Vintage Report

Posted: February 28, 2011  By Mitch Frank

Dec. 15, 2010 Issue  :  News

Harvest Mishaps

Posted: December 15, 2010  By Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  News

2010 Vintage Report: Europe

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

Posted: November 19, 2010  

News & Features  :  Tasting Reports

2010 Beaujolais Nouveau Arrives

A blind tasting of France's first wines of 2010 reveals a solid vintage

Posted: November 18, 2010  By Alison Napjus

News & Features  :  News

2010 Vintage Report: France

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

Posted: November 18, 2010  

News & Features  :  News

2010 Vintage Report: United States

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

Posted: November 17, 2010  

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