Toward a Smooth Blend and an Early Harvest
by Cyril Penn
Sep 2013 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
As this issue arrives in subscriber mailboxes, the 2013 harvest is well under way. The season started early with a warm spring and early summer. Signs point to a fairly large crop while grapes have been developing quickly—ahead of previous years by a couple weeks or more. Anticipating the earliest harvest in a few years, winemakers have been clearing the decks, in some cases getting final blends out of the way before the onslaught of crush. This issue includes a Varietal Focus report on r...
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