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Grape harvest begins in Ontario and New York

It’s official. The 2010 harvest has begun. Today, August 25, crews at Tawse Winery in the Niagara region have gone into the vineyards to pick grapes for sparkling wine. In Long Island, as reported by the New York Cork Report, harvest started even earlier, with pinot grapes picked for sparkling on Monday at Macari Vineyards. The news
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In praise of diversity (or engineering it): Jura, New Zealand and yeast strains

I haven’t been blogging as much as I usually do, this past couple of months, partly because I found it hard to run through wine regions at a fast pace, absorb all the information and write something coherent about it at the same time, partly because the day job has been very busy, partly because [...]
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Poetry in a bottle, and all the hard work that goes into it

Opening a bottle, pouring yourself a glass, sensing the complex aromas and flavors, the velvety texture: that’s the pleasure of wine. But to get there, it’s good to remember just how much hard work has been put in by everyone that’s hard at work in the vineyards and cellars. As Wayne Young writes on the Bastianich [...]
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Wine Blogging Wednesday #48: Back to Your Roots

Great theme from Lenn Thompson, founder of the Wine Blogging Wednesday, to celebrate four years of this collective tasting thing (which begat a French heir called les Vendredis du vin, among other good things). He calls upon us to
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Make your own wine (it's not what you think)

Just about anyone who loves wine with any degree of seriousness starts thinking, at one point or another, that it would be great to make their own wine. There are those who will pick up demijohns and buckets of must and all that and produce their own Château Moi, with highly varying degrees of success. [...]
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