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Tuesday 21 October 2014

harvest

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 »

Hard at it in the Médoc

I love to visit the vineyards at harvest time; it’s the culmination of a whole year’s work.

Friday, October 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Weather ‘hangover’ prevents record harvest

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.

Friday, October 4th, 2013 No Comments »

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