Archive for the ‘Veraison’ Category

VĂ©raison for the season

But of course the French have a noun for the time at which the grapes start to turn from green to red: verasion. It is a most significant point in the slow march from bud break to harvest.

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Clusters’ last stand

Last year (2010) nature combined with global climate change and brought us the latest vintage ever recorded in Oregon. The saving grace of the vintage in some respects was that the weather also sullied the flowering in the spring so that there wasn’t much to try and ripen. This year nature has again combined with global climate change and the predicted vintage will be even later than last year.

But this time there is also a bountiful crop hanging out there.

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