… , PUBLIX Grape Magazine , and several one-offs with some big names with big readership ( Guardian , ), speaking gigs , appearances on the international wine judging circuit, and the ability to work on lots of other great (paying) projects . Sadly, even with my modest take I make more than about 85% of the freelance wine writers I know (discouraging, right?), but there's no lower threshold for "pro" status …
Grapes: The little fruits that turn into wine.
Sugars: This is what we want from the aforementioned selfish little fruits.
Ice: Diamonds and stuff.
Freezing: The process by which Ice Wine and Hungry Man Dinners are made.
Fermentation: What happens when you leave salad sitting in the back of your fridge.
BRIX: A really kickass robot.
During the past two weeks Finger Lakes Grape Program and Cornell research staff cut more than 14,000 buds to assess the level of injury in vineyards due to the cold temperatures experienced across the region. It appears there are still factors that will impact this year's crop, and there is no indication of how much damage has been done to trunks.
I was recently interviewed on GrapeCollective.com , as was my dear friend Fredric Koeppel . Both were conducted by my pal Jameson Fink , but the site also features the work of Meg Maker , another SnoothPVA friend. Wine brings folks together, and thanks to this website, you now have an opportunity to get some fancy Riedel glasses if you follow Grape on and . Here are the details:
Vietnam will host the International Grape and Wine Festival in central Ninh Thuan province from April 17-19 with the aim of promoting exchange, seeking investment opportunities and attracting more tourists. It is expected to draw more than 100 booths showcasing grape products from France, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Hungary, the US, South Africa and Germany. Seminars on grape farming and winegrape processing will be held during the three-day event.
This wine was sealed with a screwcap. The grapes were harvested between the 16th and 25th of September 2012. Acidity is 5.9 grammes per litre and the pH is 3.5. The wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel and the wine was bottled in April 2013 (first bottling).
This wine was imported by Divine AB.
Colour : Pale lemon, straw, green hues
Aroma : White grapes, pineapple, peach, apricot, floral
Taste : Oily texture, peach, oranges, mango
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : 89 SEK
…the store, he bought six bottles of CVNE Rioja for $ 12.99 each from Grapes the New , Seldon claims that the email stated that the store's staff was "very impressed" with the wine and that it received a score of 91 from the Journal . More from the NYLJ:in , . According to the
Seldon, after deciding that he didn't like the wine, demanded a refund. Whenrefused, Seldon contested the …
…of the fascinating tidbits I picked up in researching my latest piece for PUBLIX Grape Magazine , titled "The of the ," which is appearing in their 2014 issue.
Yes, Spring. Yes, really. I know that most of you who are, like me, on the(or are reading this from the northern ) have probably, after this hellish Winter season, ceased believing in the memory of Spring, and chalked its flowers, rain showers, and warm, …
Style Check it out here., a large paper, has a great new article about Israeli wine.
Winemaking in theenjoys a long history, but the time is now ripe for and to enter the world stage, writes Alexis Lai
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…early -- the vineyard has decided that spring is here and it's time to get moving. Grapes like Grenache (mentioned earlier) and Viognier (below) are furthest along but even the late-budding Roussanne and Mourvedre are past the point where they could withstand a serious freeze.
As for frosts, so far we've dodged successfully. The last few nights were chilly (down into the mid-30's) but despite the cold air mass aloft, the nights stayed just cloudy enough to …