An Indian summer and burst of September sunshine in Bordeaux may have rescued the fortunes of the 2014 vintage.
France is on track to take back the title of world’s biggest global wine producer from Italy.
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.
Early grape harvests have begun in both San Luis Obispo in California and Washington due to a prolonged spell of warm, dry weather.
Favourable weather conditions and increased plantings have led California to produce a bumper grape crop in 2013.
While the Rioja region experienced its latest harvest in recent history, there is optimism in the region for a good quality vintage.
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.
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