Posted: February 4, 2015 By Tim Fish
Wait a minute. What's that clear, soggy stuff falling from the sky?
Winemakers and grapegrowers might ask that question on Thursday when the first major rainstorm since Christmas is expected to hit Northern California.
Posted: January 15, 2015
Posted: January 8, 2015
Posted: December 24, 2014
Posted: December 15, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: December 5, 2014 By James Laube
Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube reports that California has received some much-needed rain this week, but the state's long bout with drought isn't over.
Posted: November 15, 2014 By James Laube
Posted: October 15, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: September 30, 2014 By Bruce Sanderson
Posted: September 23, 2014 By James Laube
With rain in the forecast for Northern California in the next few days, the harvest will accelerate in many quarters. No one expects the rain to cause much concern. But grapes close to full ripeness and susceptible to rain, such as Pinot Noir, will be best harvested sooner than later. No one wants to slosh through another year like 2011.
Posted: September 17, 2014 By Tim Fish
Of all the dramatic visuals the morning after the Napa earthquake—the shattered wine cellars and landslides of fallen barrels—nothing for me was more startling than the live TV images of the historic McIntyre building, crippled and sagging on the grounds of Trefethen Vineyards in Yountville.
Posted: September 5, 2014 By James Laube
Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube says that the extent of Napa's earthquake damage is still unknown.
Posted: September 4, 2014
Posted: September 3, 2014 By James Laube
Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube says Napa is still picking up the pieces after last month's earthquake, but harvest is also in full swing.
Posted: August 28, 2014
Posted: August 26, 2014 By Tim Fish
Posted: August 25, 2014 By MaryAnn Worobiec
I'm from Cleveland, so when I moved to California in 1996, a lot of my friends warned me about "The Big One." I assured them that I'd rather go years of maybe having an earthquake to knowing that I'd have to endure year after year of dreadful winters.
On Sunday morning, The Pretty Big One hit. It woke us up at 3:20 a.m. I live about 15 miles from the epicenter. It's an uneasy feeling, the ground rumbling underneath you, hearing things fall and break in your house, long seconds of wondering when it will be over. Thankfully, I'm fine, along with everyone I know.
Posted: August 24, 2014 By Tim Fish
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