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Saturday 10 October 2015


Prosecco harvest down ‘by 20-25%’

The volume of grapes harvested in Prosecco is down on last year at certain estates, with one producer reporting yields down by “20-25%” on 2014.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Harvest begins in Champagne

The 2015 harvest in Champagne is set to begin with the fruit in “perfect” health and yields of 10,000 kg per hectare reported.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: dry but promising

Younger parcels are struggling in the current heat but older vines seem to be in “rude health” as the weather stays on-track so far this year.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Constantia Valley fire threatens harvest

Wild bush fires are sweeping across areas of South Africa near the Constantia Valley winemaking region, destroying vineyards and raising fears of dreaded smoke taint in grapes.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 No Comments »

Grape harvesters win $163k in unpaid wages

A contractor for a top Californian winery has been ordered to pay grape harvesters more than $163,000 after he failed to pay wages during last year’s harvest.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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