October outlook warm, dry for Northwest wine industry

    Trium Wines in Talent, Ore., picks Cabernet Sauvignon from Pheasant Hill Vineyard on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (Photo by Marilyn Hawkins/Hawkins and Company PR) The weather outlook for the first 10 days of October bodes well for the Pacific Northwest wine industry as many vineyards enter the home stretch of harvest and winemakers focus more of their attention on fermentations rather than crush.

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    The New Paso Robles AVA Jigsaw Puzzle: The Paso Robles wine region in California has gotten its wish – the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a new American Viticultural Area (AVA) regulation that divides much of the area into 11 distinct districts, effective in November of this year.

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      Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

      Nova Cadamatre - - 6 readers - Like a duck gliding slowly, wings spread wide, feet reaching for landing on a pond, we are slowly coming to the end of an extremely fast harvest. Last week we saw extreme temperatures. Extreme cold in the mid 40s and extreme heat in the mid 90s. I have seen some vineyards in Calistoga with frost damage at this point and that only reconfirms my belief that the season is coming to a close.

      Bulgarian wine to see surge of foreign investment

      Decanter - - 6 readers - Up to 11 new wineries will be established in Bulgaria by foreign investors over the new few years the country's official agency on winegrowing and winemaking has revealed. Vineyard near Biberna peak, near Kableshkovo, credit: Uroboros According to Krasimir Koev, executive director of the Bulgarian State Agency on Winegrowing and Winemaking (BSAWW), the proposed new wineries ...

      Some execs are “worried,” but really, there’s nothing to worry about wine’s future

      STEVE HEIMOFF - - 5 readers - Nobody asked, but here’s my two cents on “top Golden State vintners [express] concern about the future of the $23.1 billion industry, especially among the discerning millennial market.” That’s from Tuesday’s Santa Rosa Press Democrat, which reported on “a UC Davis survey of 26 senior executives” in the state, and found that “Everyone was a little bit worried.

      Napa Valley Earthquake & Drought Help Deliver High Quality 2014 Wine Harvest

      Wine Oh TV - - 5 readers - Napa Valley Earthquake & Drought Help Deliver High Quality 2014 Wine Harvest 0 Napa, CA (October 9, 2014) – The 2014 Napa Valley wine grape harvest, the earliest since 2004, will wrap up next week, five to seven days earlier than previous years, according to Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG), who live-streamed its annual Harvest Press Conference, Thursday, October 9, from Moulds Fami.

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      A Passion for Winemaking Returns for Napa Valley's Michael Mondavi

      … club information, go to michaelmondavifamilyestate.com. 2014 Harvest Proves Better than Most You could almost hear the statewide collective sigh of relief, that this year’s 2014 harvest of wine grapes came through the growing season without the fear expressed when the realization of another year of drought, the 3rd year in a row, would be coming…

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      NEWS FETCH – October 23, 2014


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      Dinner with Piper-Heidsieck Chef de Caves Regis Camus

      … was an extremely cold winter with frost. Several thousand hectares of vines froze, resulting in a poor harvest. The concentrated vintage shows the stress of the year, yet is steady and sturdy. 1979 RARE paired with Kunik cheese and rhubarb - 1979 had a cold and rainy spring that led to late flowering and harvesting, yet the wines from this year…

      3 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      2011 Gamble Family Vineyards Heart Block Sauvignon Blanc

      …: $45.00 (kind of high for a Sauvignon Blanc in my opinion). I rated the 2011 Gamble Family Vineyards Heart Block Sauvignon Blanc three glasses. The Sauvignon Blanc was slightly tart as I mentioned so would pair well with food. Life is too short to drink crappy wine! Facebook.com/BillsWineWandering @BillsWineWander Like this: Like Loading... About the author…

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      Tasting history: a Harrison Hill vertical

      …. This exudes aromas and flavors of sage, dried thyme and Rainier cherry. On the palate, it’s still youthful, round and luscious, backed with impressive acidity, elegant tannins and a lengthy finish. DeLille Cellars 2005 Harrison Hill, Yakima Valley: Grown in a hot year that also witnessed a drought throughout the Columbia Valley, the 2005 Harrison…

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      Oct 15, Pyrenees Wine Region in Western Victoria

      … is a predominance of Shiraz as the variety of choice. This region is predominately to the north of Great Dividing Range. Dry autumns with cool nights make for ideal ripening conditions. Over the past few vintages drought has restricted production of some vineyards, and inhibited the development of new plantings. Use this box to find wine from the Pyrenees…

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      Bulgarian wine to see surge of foreign investment

      … to introduce new grape varieties that are more resistant to disease and drought, and higher yielding. He also added that this year’s grape harvest will be significantly lower than 2013 due to a wet summer. It is understood that permission has been given for local winemakers to chapitalise to increase the overall alcohol content of the final…

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      … dodged drought worries this year, according to another report. Growers in Napa and Sonoma counties in California weighed in on the harvest here earlier this month. Costco Weighs In: An influential executive at the box store giant Costco discussed the state of the wine industry at the retail level with the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. There are some pretty interesting insights here. Interestingly for this Rose lover, those wines “performed well” this year, according to the article.…

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      Harvest 2014: Week 11 – The End…Almost

      …The end is near. Well the end of this harvest anyway. I has been the earliest harvest I have ever experienced. It has also been a very strange one with the rain during flowering, drought, earthquake, hail, more rain, heat, and this week even more rain which should put a cap on a very eventful harvest. We received our last Chardonnay on last Friday…

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      Refugio Ranch – a hideway for the stars

      … hard to spot the vines, but easy to taste the terroir that makes this property unique. The prime area is only 6 miles from the ocean, and is planted in salty, ancient sandy loam – the result of ancient sea beds, and long term drought. This area of Santa Ynez gets very little fog in the morning, but a lot in the evening, lending a cooling influence…

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      Northwest wine industry keeps eye on Typhoon Vongfong

      … The tasting room at Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery in Oliver, British Columbia, offers a remarkable view of Canada’s acclaimed Golden Mile. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) The record harvest for the Pacific Northwest wine industry approaches its final stages, and last week’s remarkable Indian summer will yield to more typical…

      4 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

      Drinkhacker Reads – 10.08.2014 – Scotch Sales Decline, Wine Lot Hits $1.6 Million

      … million yesterday. The 114-bottle set of Romanée-Conti wines date from 1992 to 2010 and were sold to an unidentified buyer, proving once again that not even government upheaval can stop wine lovers from getting what they want. [Forbes] In the world of weird whisky news, the public battle between Templeton Rye and consumers still lingers on, and a Texas…

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