Three wine labels, each one for a wine made with Chardonnay. Only the American label tells you the grape type. You probably already feel confident about your ability to read the labels on wine from the California. After all, California alone is the source of 90 percent of the wine drunk in America, so they are the labels you’re most likely to see. These labels always
identify a brand, and most of them specify a grape variety, so …
Just as there are "Grand Cru"
Burgundies such as Montrachet
there are Grand Cru German wines as well. Here's Greg Moore to tell you all about them. From our "visiting winegrower" event with Jochen Ratzenberger.
Spend a few minutes as Greg explains all the improbable coincidences that produce a "great vintage."
Here's an interesting snippet from Provence. Here Peter Fischer, proprietor of Château Revelette talks about his organic farming, the importance of genetic diversity in his vineyards, and treating vine disease without chemicals.
Here's Greg Moore and Peter Fischer of Château Revelette discussing the importance of organic farming in winegrowing. It's a good thing to let some weeds and wildflowers to grow among your vines - this attracts other life to the vineyards, helping to maintain balance. It's also a good idea to cut these weeds and flowers so that they can return natural nutrients to the soil.