In Barbaresco, the local grapegrowers' coop makes super wine at a great price (the '01 scored 93pts and cost $55, which is a relative bargain). Wine Spectator's Jo Cooke dropped in as the village came together for harvest.
Posted: December 15, 2006
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It's harvest in Piedmont and Pio Boffa, owner of the renowned Pio Cesare winery, is our guide. See grapes being picked, see wine being made--both with Italian style. Wine Spectator tasting coordinator Jo Cooke produced this video.
Posted: December 11, 2006
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Posted: November 10, 2006 By Mitch Frank
Posted: October 24, 2006 By Daniel Sogg
Posted: October 9, 2006 By James Molesworth
I just heard from Michel Chapoutier , who is not prone to hyperbole, but is crowing after finishing up his harvest. Thought you might be interested to hear what he said... "We ended the harvest on Friday, Sept.
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
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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.
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