By Kori ~ July 2nd, 2009.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is flowering.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Flowering is an important event in the annual growth cycle of vines, the process preceding the fertilization of vine flowers and their subsequent development into berries. â€¦.
Flowering, or bloom, takes place about six to 13 weeks after budbreak, the period being shorter for warm climates and early varieties.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Flowering, the second stage in the annual growth cycle of the vine, takes place about 40-90 days after bud break. Warm, dry weather is ideal for flowering.
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