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Barrels and Bottles Blog — harvest report

Casa Silva Wines of Chile harvest report for 2014 looking very positive for a good vintage.

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Although it is still early days, initial assessments are very positive for the 2014 Vintage, one of our longest ever, continuing all the way through to May! Frost was   persistent threat in the coastal vineyards of Lolol and Paredones, but caused no severe disruption, although yields were slightly lower in these estates. Despite this, the […]

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Nyetimber scraps entire grape harvest

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Nyetimber, which is based in West Sussex and produces around 400,000 bottles of sparkling wine a year, said that the quality and volume of this year’s grape harvest is not up to its usual standard. The winemaker said that it had taken the “exceedingly difficult” decision to skip this year’s harvest as part of its […]

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Australian wine harvest at a 5 year low

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Wine production in Australia is set to hit a five-year low this year, impacted by the knock-on effects of widespread wet weather in the 2010-11 growing season. According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the 2012 harvest is estimated at 1.53m tonnes, the lowest total since 2007’s crop of […]

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Low volumes but high quality for New Zealand wine harvest

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Cooler weather, a late harvest, and an Indian summer should please wine connoisseurs this year, according to the New Zealand Winegrowers Association. New Zealand had a "fantastic April", and promises to deliver very good quality wine once it hits the shelf, Philip Gregan, the head of the association, told TV ONE’s Breakfast. "There were some […]

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English vineyards hope for bumper harvest

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English producers are relying on the 2012 vintage for a bumper harvest to raise low stock levels, as demand is outstripping supply. Figures just released for the 2011 vintage, supplied by the Wine Standards Branch (Food Standards Agency) via DEFRA, shows volume production was down by just over 30% due to poor weather at flowering. […]

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