Vintage Watch XV

Harvest Season 2013 is coming to its end, except where it's not!


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Vintage Watch XV Almost halfway through October. It's the traditional end to harvest in many if not most of the Northern Hemisphere's great wine regions. Certainly the West Coast of the USA, and most European vineyards have been fully picked by now in past years. This year is of course a bit different. In Piedmont and Germany and in the dampness of Burgundy producers are still struggling to get fruit in. Struggling with decisions to harvest or wait and perhaps make something a bit better. It's been a tough vintage for much of Europe, though much easier here in the states. With so much fruit already in it might be time to retire the Vintage Watch series until next year, but here's one last look at the weather of 2013.

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