Weather Conditions In the north Coast, heavy rains in late May arrived during the bloom period to reduce the crop by 20% to 30% overall. June and July provided mild…

Weather Conditions Unique! The weather in spring was perfect. The budding was around 15th April, the flowering around 21st June and temperatures of up to almost 40C. at the beginning…

1990 vintage guide for Spain Rioja

Weather Conditions The winter of 1989/90 was warm and possibly the driest of the century, with no frost even in January and February. At the beginning of March the vineyard…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions A mild winter and spring resulted in early, profuse vegetation. Flowering was early but prolonged. Summer was hot and dry, with long hours of sunshine. Luckily, enough rain…

Weather Conditions Was ever a vintage more wrongly accused? After a great spring and almost perfect weather in July and August, it began to rain in California a few days…

1989 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

Weather Conditions Due to the above-average temperatures that were the norm during the spring of 1989, flowering took place earlier than usual under ideal conditions, leading to the production of…

Weather Conditions Perfect setting in April, copy-book flowering in June and a sun-drenched, relatively dry summer encouraged the grapes to ripen in almost tropical temperatures and the best of all…

rioja

Weather Conditions The winter of 1988/9 was very cold, dry and frosty – one of the driest of the century. There were heavy frosts at the end of November which…

Weather Conditions Despite a cold winter with periods of sun alternating with heavy fogs, there was no snow for the second year in succession. The dry spell continued throughout the…

Meursault Burgundy - red burgundy

Weather Conditions A mild winter and spring resulted in early, profuse vegetation. Flowering was early but prolonged. Summer was hot and dry, with long hours of sunshine. Luckily, enough rain…

Weather Conditions Mild weather throughout much of spring saw the development of flourishing vegetation. However, the end of April brought with it some frost, which damaged a number of vineyards,…

1989 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Arid conditions in the north slowed down maturation, but the best wines, picked during the last week in September, are the equal of the 1988s. In the south…

Mosel Valley

Weather Conditions From April to the end of September the weather was perfect. Some rain in the first and the third weekends in October caused the very ripe grapes to…

1988 vintage guide for Spain Rioja

Weather Conditions Another warm and dry winter led into a very wet spring with hailstroms during the flowering, resulting in some significant early losses. The main problem, however, was that…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions An unexceptional winter was followed by a mild but damp spring that continued well into early summer. Despite the wet conditions, flowering was adequate. Temperatures picked up by…

1988 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Flowering was two weeks earlier than 1987 in the north, although hail and other problems reduced the size of the crop, especially in Côte Rotie. A warm summer…

Champagne

Weather Conditions The spring was mild and flowering was completed without problems. July was cloudy but better conditions followed, although there was some heavy rain in mid-September. Best Appellations See…