Posted: October 25, 2010 By James Laube
A powerful storm drenched Northern California over the weekend, putting an exclamation point on a very strange harvest.
Winemakers worked frantically last week to harvest as many grapes as possible in anticipation of the weekend rain, and rain it did, sometimes quite heavily. More than 2 inches fell in Napa, and closer to 3 in areas such as Mendocino and Sonoma, which are closer to the ocean.
Those who beat the storm are excited about quality. For many winemakers who didn't, there is little to do but wait and hope.
Posted: October 22, 2010
Posted: October 21, 2010 By James Laube
The San Francisco Giants playoff run has been a pleasant distraction for many Northern California vintners, watching the skies, weather forecasts and waiting for their grapes to ripen. The Giants are still battling for a shot at the World Series, and vintners are rushing to bring in tons of grapes. And as with pitching, the key to quality is location with the 2010 harvest.
Posted: October 15, 2010 By Wine Spectator staff
Posted: October 11, 2010 By James Molesworth
Gray, rainy weather accompanied me all the way up from New York City, intensifying as I drove through Elmira and into Watkins Glen, at the southern edge of Seneca Lake. However, Sam Argetsinger was in his vineyard and picking Riesling, so I stopped there before making my scheduled visits to Anthony Road, Standing Stone and Red Newt Cellars during harvest 2010.
Posted: October 8, 2010 By Jennifer Fiedler
Posted: October 1, 2010 By Wine Spectator staff
Posted: October 1, 2010 By James Molesworth
After a stellar growing season, Finger Lakes vintners are dealing today with a late-season rainstorm, the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, that swept up the entire east coast, dumping several inches of rain along its path.
Posted: September 24, 2010 By Jennifer Fiedler
Posted: September 17, 2010 By Wine Spectator staff
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Posted: December 23, 2009 By Peter Cargasacchi
California grapegrower Peter Cargasacchi says that many of our modern myths are rooted in primitive agricultural societies. As he says farewell on his 2009 harvest blog, Cargasacchi explains why Santa comes in through the chimney.
Posted: December 21, 2009 By Peter Cargasacchi
California grapegrower Peter Cargasacchi talks about how weather predictions and the historical record affect his decisions in the vineyard, including when to start pruning.
Posted: December 11, 2009 By Peter Cargasacchi
California grapegrower Peter Cargasacchi talks about using his cover crops to keep down water levels in vineyard soils during the upcoming expected wet winter.
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