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Saturday 28 February 2015

harvest

Earliest harvest in decades for South Africa

The 2015 harvest has caught many South African winemakers off guard – and on the beach – with the grapes ripening around two weeks earlier than usual.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 No Comments »

5,000 grape growers protest in Argentina

Some 5,000 grape growers have taken to the streets in Mendoza to protest against the government’s lack of action over a bailout for the country’s troubled wine industry.

Friday, January 16th, 2015 No Comments »

French harvesters strip for nude calendar

A brave bunch of pickers at Domaine Marcel Lapierre in Beaujolais have stripped off during the harvest to pose for a calendar printed by the estate.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 2 Comments »

Chardonnay ‘winner’ in Champagne harvest

As this year’s harvest in Champagne draws to a close, producers are heralding the quality of the Chardonnay grapes.

Friday, September 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Indian summer to save the day in Bordeaux?

An Indian summer and burst of September sunshine in Bordeaux may have rescued the fortunes of the 2014 vintage.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

France set to retake global wine crown

France is on track to take back the title of world’s biggest global wine producer from Italy.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Cost of Napa quake put at US$4 billion

The 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck northern California in the early hours of Sunday morning is expected to lead to losses of US$4 billion.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Harvest begins in Cali and Washington

Early grape harvests have begun in both San Luis Obispo in California and Washington due to a prolonged spell of warm, dry weather.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 No Comments »

California celebrates bumper crop

Favourable weather conditions and increased plantings have led California to produce a bumper grape crop in 2013.

Monday, February 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Rioja harvest late but outlook optimistic

While the Rioja region experienced its latest harvest in recent history, there is optimism in the region for a good quality vintage.

Friday, December 13th, 2013 No Comments »

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