This video created by the Vins de Bourgogne BIVB shows the life of the vine from December through August, right before the harvest. Using time lapses, you get to experience the growth of the vine and the work that happens in the vineyard. A must for education.
In the last decade, the Willamette Valley in Oregon has been placed as one of the ideal places on the planet to grow pinot noir. It is climatically very similar to Burgundy, with which is also shares the 47 degrees latitude. The ideal weather conditions for Pinot Noir, coupled with availability of great terroir has given birth to some great local producers, as well as encouraged leading Burgundian producers to expand their winemaking to Oregon.
Domaine Gramenon is compelling. A family-run winery in the Southern Rhône that produces some of the best Grenache, Syrah and blends we've ever tasted. Tiny amounts are available in the US, and this month we're featuring the new releases. "Shut the front door deals" to let people taste and enjoy them as much as we do. Read more.