Many of you who have seen the beautiful snow pictures that wy wife posted on her blog asked me whether all this amount of snow could damage our dear vines.
Not only it will not damage but it is a real blessing. With this snow covering the vines, they will definitely hibernate and get all the rest they need to wake up in good shape and the latest possible, which could also avoid frost issues.
These cold temperature should also naturally take care of some remaining fungus (oïdium, mildiou) sometimes remaining from last vintage.
At last, this amount of snow will melt slowly and will gently drain our soils which needs to get some reserves for a potential hot summer.
Those landscapes are also so beautiful with rare scenes that we won't probably see before long. 2010 Vintages definitely starts great...Let's hope the odds will continue to bless us.
Regarding my Spring US visit, my itineray is now set and here are the dates :
03/08 : New York City
03/09 : Washington DC area
03/10 : Houston. Wine tasting and wine dinner with French Country Wines. Contact and info : Tim.
03/11 : Houston - Minneapolis. In transit (time for a little rest)
03/12 : Minneapolis-Saint Paul
03/13 : Minneapolis-Saint Paul
03/14 : Iowa City
03/15 : Seattle
03/16 : Portland. Wine dinner at Nedd Ludd restaurant. Contact and info : Darryl.
03/17 : Portland
03/18 : San Francisco
03/19 : Los Angeles
03/20 : Los Angeles
Details of all events (wine tasting, wine dinners) should come soon and I do hope to see you then.