Here we go with the second installment of Vintage Watch, a global look at weather where it matters. This continues to look like a challenging year in many parts of the world. Many of the world's fine wine regions have been faced with issues this year be they cool, damp days early in the season or increasingly concerning heat spikes as we now enter the middle of the growing season.
If you have specific knowledge about a growing region near you we would love to hear from you. While this project tries to compile information about the regions, there really is no substitute for boots on the ground!
A little cloudy weasther looks like nothing to be concerned about as the trend of moderately warm weather continues in Napa.
The land of Barolo and Barbaresco looks like it's in for some more damp weather though temperatures look to be seasonably warm.
After last week's near perfect weather it looks like the producers of Rioja have a wet week ahead of them.
The weather continues to look great for Sonoma, warm and with lots of sunshine.
It's getting hot in the Willamette Valley this week with virtually unlimited sunshine. Look at those lows though, that's one of the reasons the Pinots from this region can remain so bright and fresh.
Jordan Station, Ontario Canada
Warmer and wetter than last week, it looks like this week continues the trend of variable weather in Ontario.
Wow, this look like a week to be in Tuscany! Just a touch hotter than I would like it but the vines will love it, especially after last week's cooler and damp weather.