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What’s happening in the vineyard? The harvest season has started last August in the Northern Hemisphere, but the best is yet to come! October is the last month of this year’s peak harvest time, and it is indisputably the most beautiful period of the year. This season makes its mark on the wine-growing landscape. Vineyards look radiant as they shed the greens of warmer months for colourful yellows, red and burnt oranges of autumn.   How... read more

Summer is coming to an end in the northern hemisphere, and vineyards will soon show off their beautiful golden and red colors as temperatures mellow during the day and become pleasantly cool at night. It is the peak of the most beautiful and active season for winemakers and wine lovers: the grape harvest season! The grape harvest is a crucial part of the winemaking process because the moment that the grapes are picked determines the acidity, sweetness, and flavor of... read more

What’s happening in the vineyard? August is the month of veraison when the grapes’ colour changes from green to purple or white to golden green. This is a beautiful time of the year in the vineyard marking the start of the ripening process. August will be a fun-filled month for food and wine lovers. Various events are taking place around the world with summer written all over them for you to travel, sample new wines and taste... read more

What’s happening in the vineyard? In the Northern Hemisphere, the young berries are starting to change colour and get bigger and softer. During this stage, the wine-grower needs to carefully look after his vines so that their flesh, tannins and flavour develop. Water is essential, and the newborn grapes also need to be protected from parasites and from the sun so that they don't get sunburnt. On the other hand, vignerons from the Southern Hemisphere can relax with... read more

With June comes the perfect excuse to start planning your wine and food summer holiday. WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE VINEYARD? In the Northern Hemisphere, following the flowering and pollination period, the fruit sets and forms clusters of green baby grapes which continue to grow throughout the summer. It is very important to have fine stable weather conditions during the growing period to secure a good crop. In the Southern Hemisphere, things are quieter in the cellar - however,... read more

May is the perfect time for a vineyard visit, whether you are in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere! South of the equator, in Australia, South Africa and Argentina, harvest time is over and the fermentation process is just beginning with this year’s grapes. You might be lucky enough to sample some wine straight from the barrel! In the Northern hemisphere, in France, USA and Italy, as temperatures rise to between 1... read more

England Sparkling wine is the highlight of this country as of late. Yes, England makes still reds and whites, and even a few cheeky fortified wines. But within the past few years sparklings are where England shines brightest. In fact, just last year, English sparkling wine won over Champagne in a Paris blind tasting. Sacré bleu! Wine has been produced in England for hundreds of years, but it seems that only within the past decade or so have they... read more

Spring is almost upon us, so there's only one way to celebrate - discover the best food and wine events taking place all over the world in March.   What’s happening in the vineyard? There’s a lot happening this time of the year, in the Southern Hemisphere especially, with countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa being really busy right now. Guess why? It’s harvest time! Longed for all year... read more

February brings with it many great, global food and wine events and festivals. From the winter warmth of the Southern Hemisphere to the winter wonderlands of the Northern Hemisphere, our monthly guide has enough to keep you entertained.  What’s happening in the vineyard? While in the Southern Hemisphere, at the end of this month harvesting takes place, in the Northern Hemisphere weeping begins. When it starts to warm up, the vine wakes up and... read more

With the annual festive craze coming to an end, relatives going home and friends coming back from Christmas and New Year trips, January finally comes to order. There is time to search and plan new exciting holidays and days out. Good news for wine lovers is that while Europe’s wine theme is in a state of a winter nap, the Southern Hemisphere is in full bloom, with harvest and wine events and festivals taking place all round in... read more