Posted: March 6, 2007 By James Suckling
A wine exporter left an angry comment at the end of my previous blog about the mediocre quality of 2002 Brunello. Some of what he said was so inflammatory that it had to be edited by my office in New York.
Why does winemaker Roman Roth have Wine Spectator news editor Eric Arnold stirring a barrel of Chardonnay? What effect does lees stirring have on wine? Get the answers as Eric tackles another task at Wölffer Estate on Long Island.
Posted: January 29, 2007
Follow the steps of harvest as we look back at some of the winemakers (including the Shafers, Merry Edwards and Harlan's Bob Levy) we visited as they were picking and sorting and crushing and fermenting and tasting.
Posted: January 25, 2007
Posted: January 12, 2007
To make good wine, you have to start with good grapes. Bedell Cellar's new winemaker, John Levenberg, explains the meticulous picking and sorting process as he puts Wine Spectator's Eric Arnold to work during harvest on Long Island.
Posted: January 10, 2007
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
Posted: December 14, 2006
Posted: December 13, 2006
Posted: December 12, 2006
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
Posted: December 1, 2006
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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