In the first five months of this year Georgia exported over 25 million bottles of wine to 41 countries. There is a real excitement to the country as international winemakers are helping modernise viticulture as well as keep one foot rooted in the past.
Penfolds has unveiled its latest creation, a multi-vintage blend of three vintages of its top label Grange – the 2008, 2012 and the yet to be released 2014 – that costs AU$3,000 a bottle. Called ‘g3’ head winemaker Peter Gago said he expects it to attract controversy.
Champagne Henri Giraud is set to launch a new label for its classic NV line that claims there is zero pesticide residue contained in the bottles - the first to do so in Champagne.
What research has shown about making wine with smoke-affected grapes.
Grapegrowers in Northern California wine regions struck by wildfires since Oct. 8 have found it difficult to get the last of their crops off the vines and delivered to wineries, due to road closures, evacuated employees, power outages and other challenges. Winemakers have an additional worry about how widespread smoke may affect the quality of wines made from those last loads of grapes.