William Heyser’s efforts at planting vines and making wine during the Civil War.

    William Heyser (October 6, 1796 – November 6, 1863) operated several successful business including coppersmithing and paper manufacturing. His profits allowed him to purchased several farms outside of Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He kept a diary which chronicles just over the last year of his life while he was at home during the Civil War.

    18 readers - By Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog

    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.

    6 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

      Weekly Wine News Around the Web

      Home - - 6 readers - 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.

      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 ...

      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 Family Vin.

    The latest about Drought

    • Dettori, Sardinia (Italy)

      … the temperature was unusually cold, and when there was no rain there was a cold wind instead. Then, from the 27th or 28th os september the weather cleared and it was like if august had come back at last, and since then, no rain. And the problem today is that he needs rain, not to feed the vines which can stand drought, but to have the soil in the ideal…

      1 readers - Bertrand Celce/ Wine Terroirs
    • Wandering through Germany: Part 1 – Pfalz

      … Wachenheimer Gerümpel Riesling (Calcarious) We also had a fantastic discussion regarding the aroma of petrol in Riesling. Jürgen weighed in on this and stated that his opinion was that Petrol showing up within the first 2 years is definitively a fault in the winemaking process that comes from high pressure in the press and a high level of phenolics…

      Nova Cadamatre
    • 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…

      4 readers - Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update
    • NEWS FETCH – October 23, 2014


      3 readers - Lewis Perdue/ Wine Industry Insight
    • Dinner with Piper-Heidsieck Chef de Caves Regis Camus

      … started out with a reception, in which the Vintage 2002 was poured. It was a cold, partially frozen winter and late spring set the set for perfect conditions. Warm summer with dry sunny days helped establish good levels of acidity to the vins clairs. 1999 RARE paired with Emulsion of Celery Root and Crisp Oyster - 1999 was a year of extreme weather…

      3 readers - Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story
    • 2011 Gamble Family Vineyards Heart Block Sauvignon Blanc

      … it is safe to say its been a little colder than normal. When it comes to rain we are ahead of normal. So far this year we are around 11 inches more than normal. We were in a drought for many years. However, after this year the drought is gone. The lake we will be living on next year is higher than normal which I like. I can only hope the winter…

      1 readers - Bills Wine Wandering
    • 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…

      4 readers - Vinodiversity
    • 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…

      6 readers - Decanter
    • Weekly Wine News Around the Web

      … of France, according to a new report on global production by Rabobank, as reported in Harpers Wine and Spirit. Total decline is expected to be 4 percent, according to the report. Napa and Sonoma Harvest Update: Napa Valley grapes are 95 percent picked, according to this Napa Valley Register report, and reports indicate Northern California has…

      6 readers - Home
    More from around the web