Many winemakers like to say that the best wines are made in the vineyards, which is one of the reasons the annual harvest -- the culmination of months' worth of pruning, irrigating and canopy trickery -- is so central to the eventual quality of a wine. With Wine Spectator's coverage of the 2002 Northern Hemisphere harvest, you'll feel like you're looking over the winemakers' shoulders as the grapes come in from the vineyards. (Don't worry, they're too busy to notice).
We'll be updating this section frequently with timely news about weather and picking conditions. Learn what happens When Bad Things Happen to Good Grapes and explore our harvest glossary. Or, if you're more visually minded, learn how wine travels from the vine to the bottle in our winemaking slide show.
In other words, if you ever plan on drinking a bottle of wine with the number 2002 stamped on it, you won't want to miss our harvest coverage.
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