Viticulture

    Douro: Diversité et Assemblages

    … 2010. Les deux millésimes précédents sont particulièrement marqués par le bois et ce n’est qu’en 2010 que celui-ci a été significativement réduit. Encore là, le taux d’alcool est raisonnable et il réussit à allier générosité, structure et fraîcheur. Quinta do Vale Meāo Francesco Olazabal est une figure de proue de la viticulture du Douro et un…

    3 readers - By Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien

    Is the Cannon Closed Or What Does it Take for New Crosses to Become Classic Varieties?

    … the masses the way some of us Riesling lovers would have liked it to. Jancis Robinson recently commented on this in one recent post. That makes me wonder, if Riesling can’t catch on then what chance do any of the “new” varieties have? Let’s face it. According to Carole Meredith’s DNA research at UC Davis, Cabernet Sauvignon was a chance crossing…

    5 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

    Are Genetically Modified grape vines ever going to be good for wine?

    … last Thursday in Groton, MA at an event sponsored by the holistic-focused Groton Wellness organization. Seneff presented slides showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the rising use of Roundup (with its active ingredient glyphosate) on crops and the rising rates of autism; while it doesn’t show a direct correlation it does give…

    5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

    Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

    … really can’t stand running. I much prefer dancing, Pilates, Yoga, or even biking to running. However, if I want to push myself I can’t stick with the easy stuff. I have to motivate myself to do it. Unfortunately my training has been hindered by an fateful run in with a tick sometime last month and fighting the resulting infection that may potentially…

    6 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

    Harvest 2014: Week 9 – So Where Are We Going to Put That?

    … high brix harvest that I had feared. Flavor concentration still looks good so that is a blessing. I couldn’t help but think about anyone doing dessert wines because I bet this year would be stellar for botrytis and combined with the ripe fruit concentration that was reached before the rain, it has the potential to be a fantastic year for desserts…

    1 readers - By Nova Cadamatre

    Soil Monolith ~ a perfect wine gift for the winery owner who seems to have everything

    … The perfect wine gift, a soil monolith… [Picture of Paul Anamosa borrowed from his Vineyard Soil Technologies.] It may seem a bit early to be thinking of the holidays, but wait… I’m reminded of how I used to begin to make sweaters for family members, starting in September, so I’d have enough done in time for the holidaze. I’d knit Icelandic…

    9 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

    Walk in the Clouds: Winemaking in the Movies

    … Icon, Blue Mountain Brut Sparkling Luckett Vineyards Phone Box Red Stay tuned for more nominations this week. Now let’s travel back to 1995. Although not written as a comedy, the movie A Walk In The Clouds offered many laughs for wine lovers and winemakers alike. Keenu Reeves, a travelling salesman, meets Aitana, the beautiful daughter…

    3 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Retailer With Beverage Education As A Priority ~ Total Wines & More

    … Freeman, conducting a tasting of differing alcohol percentages from the same original wine. It was a remarkable tasting.] [Winemaker Joe Freeman's glasses of wine, for his demonstration.] [A lovely pizza picnic in the vineyards with River Road Family Vineyards and Winery wines.] Tags: Alvaro Zamora, Diane DiRoma, Ed Morris, Enology, Joe Freeman, Kate Dos Santos, River Road Family Vineyards and Winery, The Rubin Family of Wines, Viticulture, Winemaking …

    3 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

    27th Auction of Washington Wines: Success!

    … Auction of Washington Wines raises $1.8 Million for Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program More than 2,500 attendees participated throughout 27th annual series of summer events The 27th annual Auction of Washington Wines culminated August 14-16 in Woodinville, Wash…

    By Shona Milne/ Woodinville Wine Update

    Quinta da Boavista

    …Quinta da Boavista does indeed have a spectacular view and now, more than ever, it has fantastic prospects for the future under the ownership of Lima Smith. The post Quinta da Boavista appeared first on For The Love Of Port…

    7 readers - By For The Love Of Port

    Going down in history as a Variety versus Varietal old fart

    … trained in viticulture (who were awake during that class), and those who prefer to be grammatically correct, will go with variety and varietal as you've used them. I was pretty much denounced on a women's wine blogger group for being an old fart, not willing to get with the times. I'm okay with that... It is what it is, and those who use it incorrectly…

    8 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog