Photo by: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images Vines in Chablis were among the victims of a recent cold front.
Wines From India By 6:30 a.m. this past Thursday, the temperature had dropped below 27° F in Montlouis, in the heart of France’s Loire Valley. The sun was just coming up, but it was hardly quiet. A fleet of seven helicopters was hovering over vineyards, using their rotors to lift frigid air from ground level and push down warmer air from above. The pilots based their flight patterns on a GPS signal linked to temperature sensors placed among the vines. Their sortie raised temperatures less than 3°, but it was enough to protect almost two-thirds of the appellation’s vines from a devastating frost.
Wine Club India Across France and Northern Italy, winegrowers have been employing candles, sprinklers, wind turbines and even helicopters to save their crops. Last week a cold snap from the north swept through many parts of France and northern Italy, killing young buds just emerging from vines. It is the second straight year of devastating frosts for some regions. And while the extent of the damage will not be known for several days, forecasters are predicting another cold front, accompanied by hail, this week.
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Each week, David and Leah Valvo of Wineforecaster sample New York state wines. Over the Easter weekend they had the opportunity to drive through the beautiful Hudson Valley. They stopped at Amorici Vineyard, a farm winery southeast of Saratoga Springs. Joe Massena is the owner/winemaker and he took them on an entertaining tour of both his winery and his wines. With an emphasis on sustainable farming, Amorici produces handcrafted wines using both traditional and natural winemaking processes.
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Mark Edward Atkinson | Tracey Lee | Getty Images It's not just the grapes, but the wine industry itself is ripe for M&A deals this year.
Wineries In India Napa Valley, California-based Silver Oak this week announced its acquisition of Ovid Napa Valley, following a flurry of wineries vying to snatch up one-of-a-kind land holdings, as acreage appreciates in value and certain markets reach their full capacity of plantable space.
The Wine Society Of India Modesto, California-based Gallo, for example, recently made a similar purchase of Stagecoach Vineyard, which boasted more than 600 acres of land in the Napa hillside. Following this deal, Gallo maintains its title as the world's largest family-owned wine company, competing with the likes of publicly traded Constellation Brands , The Wine Group and Bronco Wine Company.
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Now that our dinner plates are filled with spring asparagus, fava beans, strawberries and lamb, it’s time to pour more aromatic wines. Here are seven whose fragrant floral and fruit notes capture the season.
Winery In India Chappellet 2015 Signature Chenin Blanc, Napa Valley ($32): The label bears Molly Chappellet’s signature, which is fitting for this floral bouquet in a wine bottle. Chappellet is a passionate gardener, who developed the winery’s extensive gardens. The chenin blanc comes from the Chappellet estate vineyard high on Pritchard Hill in St. Helena. Orange blossom and jasmine aromas beckon, and rich peach, nectarine, melon and pineapple notes fill your mouth.
Vineyards In India Longevity Wines 2015 Pinot Blanc, Livermore Valley ($24): Phil and Debra Long make a variety of Livermore wines, including this beauty. Pinot blanc, an aromatic variety from France’s Alsace region, is a light golden, medium-bodied wine. In the Longs’ hands, perfumed stone fruit and honey aromas fill the glass. You can smell a little flinty minerality, too.
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