I love to visit the vineyards at harvest time; it’s the culmination of a whole year’s work.
While the UK wine industry is hopeful of a healthy harvest, English Wine Producers has said it will fall short of a record-breaking year because of a “hangover” from the poor conditions of last year.
The 2013 harvest is underway at Camel Valley in Cornwall in what is set to be the estate’s largest crop since it started producing wine in 1992.
As harvest 2013 progresses in Napa Valley, winemakers are reporting that red grape picking is immediately following, and at times simultaneously being picked with, the wineries’ white grapes.
This week, the first batch of grapes arrived from Château Corneilla in Roussillon to London Cru in Earls Court. db tracks the journey from vine to vat.
Harvest 2013 has officially begun in Napa Valley with the picking of grapes for sparkling wines.
New Zealand Winegrowers has rallied to dispel fears that a bumper crop across the country this year will lead to a wine glut.
Plans to create a wine made from grapes in Richmond, London, have been called off after losing three quarters of the crop the day before harvest.
As the 2012 grape harvest begins across the US, Californian growers are reporting a perfect growing season, but other states are counting the cost of a drought-ridden summer.
Benoît Gouez, chef de cave of Moët & Chandon, has spoken out about the Champagne house, insisting it is not a volume-driven “machine.”
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