Posted: October 8, 2006
(GA, Geek Alert rating) How do you know when the grapes are ripe? Michael Etzel, winemaker/partner at Oregon's Beaux Frères, explains the signs. Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator editor at large, conducted the interview and shot the video (!).
Posted: October 7, 2006
Posted: October 5, 2006
It's the first day of harvest for Merry Edwards, one of California's top Pinot producers. Grab your rubber boots (that destemmer is messy!) and meet Merry on the crush pad where she tells us, "It's all about the fruit."
Posted: October 4, 2006
Posted: September 29, 2006 By Eric Arnold
Posted: September 28, 2006 By Tim Fish
Posted: September 25, 2006
Posted: September 22, 2006
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.
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.
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.
Posted: September 19, 2006
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.
Posted: September 14, 2006
Posted: September 8, 2006 By Daniel Sogg
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.
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.
Posted: August 31, 2006
Posted: June 9, 2006 By Susan Gough Henly
Posted: June 9, 2006 By Eric Arnold
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