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Notes from Harvest at Closson Chase: decisions, decisions…

I know I was supposed to write more about the harvest I took part in at Closson Chase, last week, but you know what? That stuff was tiring. For a guy my height (6′4″), picking low-lying grapes for several hours is rather tough on the knees and back. And when you follow all that picking with [...]
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A North American Harvest

Wines & Vines magazine is a very thorough and interesting professional source of information about the wine world, especially about the North American wine industry. That is quite clear when you look at the details of their 2007 harvest report on just about every single wine producing region in the US and Canada. From the [...]
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First steps in Matassa

I’m spending some great time with Tom Lubbe at Domaine Matassa in Calce, at the heart of the mountaineous back country behind Perpignan, in the Roussillon. I was hoping to do full days of harvesting, but the forces of nature decided otherwise. More precisely, boars had started to eat their way through the two mountain [...]
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