Chilean Harvest Report: Vintage 2021

2021 is overall a much fresher year with slow maturation which has offered some stellar quality in lower-yielding, quality-focused sites and should lead to wines of higher acidity, lower alcohol and good concentration. Much needed winter rain in the season helped with water supplies and gave a boost to the dry-farming regions, although some challenging […]

Up to 80% of French Vineyards Have Been Damaged by Heavy Frost

In the middle of last month, temperatures in parts of France soared to highs of 26°C (79°F), which caused some crops—including grapes in the country’s famed vineyards—to start blooming early. That made the situation even more devastating when temperatures plummeted to -7°C (19°F) last week. That heavy frost affected up to 80 percent of French […]