Monthly Archives: May 2015

Stem chewers

My friend and wine-writing colleague Chuck Byers thought earwigs might be gnawing their way through vine-leaf stems in my little vineyard.  Whatever pest was actually responsible for the carnage, it hasn’t come back.  Just to be certain, I’ve sprinkled the … Continue reading

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Vine pests strike again

Attention viticulturists: Something is eating through the leaf stems on my vine. Anyone know what’s doing it and how I can combat it?

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Think Pink for a Great Summer Drink

Sales of rosé wines have taken off like a rocket in recent years, and deservedly so.  Today’s rosés bear little or no resemblance to the sweet candyish still or sparkling pink wines we loved at university (and hated the morning … Continue reading

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