It’s that time of the year…

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, when the leaves turn orange, the birds fly south, and the grapes ripen on the vine. Harvest. Old-vine grapes being picked at Clos Bagatelle in St Chinian Back in 2006 I worked the harvest in Burgundy, and let me tell you, it wasn’t easy, and I was […]

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Video of 2009 Harvest in Cahors

Vintage 2009 at Chateau de Gaudou I am travelling on business in the great state of Texas where some of the wines I represent will be appearing soon. In fact, you will also find them throughout Mexico as well since this distributor sells into both countries (now that’s pretty cool!). So I leave you with […]

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And Away We Go: Harvest 2009

  Ripe, plump Chardonnay grapes in the Macon I love Burgundy, as anyone who’s ever even glanced at this blog could tell you. But, and this is a big BUT, it’s too damned expensive. I wish I could represent some great, unheard-of winemaker who’s toiling away in the Côte d’Or, but doing so would probably […]

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And away we go…

It’s that time of the year again, harvest, when the grapes are ripe (hopefully), the sugars high and the pips not too green. It’s also a race against the clock, as you rush into the fields to pick those cute little berries before rot/birds/weather/deer get to them. And to those of you who think it’s […]

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The Harvest

To most folks, the harvest is an ephemereal, romantic idea, a time of the year when leaves start to turn orange, the weather cools, and the vintners pick their grapes. In their minds, the grapes are tread by foot by happy workers stained red and singing La Marseilleise while eating baguettes and paté. Outside, women […]

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