Tag: grape picking

  1. Champagne Harvest 2018 Begins

    August 21, 2018

    The 2018 Champagne harvest officially began on August 20th – the earliest harvest since records began in 1822 – with the southern villages of the Côte des Bars being picked first. What does the picking schedule tell us about the maturity of the different grape varieties?

  2. Slim Pickings for Champagne in 2015

    August 24, 2015

    Maximum allowable yields for the 2015 Champagne harvest are the lowest in a decade – but how is the vintage shaping up and what goes into deciding when to start picking?