One of the ways we can do that is by aging attention to the weather for these regions. If you're going to try something really unknown to you you might as well be sure that you are getting a good vintage of the wine. I am no expert in the weather of Granada, or south east from it some 20 miles or so from the Andalusian coast, so I have to rely on the sod advice of my friends. According to Nola the harvest at Veleta looks to be one of the best they've ever enjoyed. With neither much rain nor north African heat waves to worry about this year, vintage 2013 is already underway with both Chardonnay and Tempranillo being harvested, and it looks like just in time as Grenada looks like it's getting ready for a week of rain. Good luck Nola! I look forward to trying these wines but keep in mind that Veleta's current releases, though tough to track down, are pretty delicious values.
Is the rain in Spain falling mainly on the plain? Click through and let's see how Rioja, and the rest of the northern hemisphere, is going to fare this week.
The weather in Napa looks picture perfect this coming week. It certain looks like it's slowing down what has been an early start to harvest.
Piedmont looks as though it's in for a week of mixed weather that probably will not do much to either help or harm the harvest. Time to start being serenely patience
Rioja looks like it's getting its mojo back with clearing skies and moderating temperatures.
Sonoma has snapped right back to gorgeous after the light rain in last week's forecast, leading into what looks like a promising start to harvest.
Not promising. Nobody wants rain leading into harvest but then again 2007.
Jordan Station, Ontario Canada
Ontario looks to be in for some weather similar to McMinville's, though not quite as rainy and with a bit more sun.
And after weeks of amazing weather we have a stinker up coming for Tuscany with lots of rain on the way exacerbating the disease pressure that has been sometimes difficult to manage this year.