Virginia 2012 – relief


It seems as though American vignerons were some of the few winners in 2012. See our profile of the author of the below report, Jim Law of Linden Vineyards in Virginia. See also Linda Murphy's account of What Superstorm Sandy did to wine.

The 2012 growing season brought back some welcome degree of normalcy after the freakishly hot and dry 2010 and the disastrously rain-soaked September of 2011. A decade ago, 2012 would have been pegged as a mediocre vintage producing wan, serviceable wines. In the past 10 years a much better understanding of overall site selection, variety/soil relationships...