Wine Word of the Week: Flowering

By Kori ~ July 2nd, 2009.

Wine Word of the WeekThis week’s Wine Word of the Week is flowering.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’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. ….

Flowering, or bloom, takes place about six to 13 weeks after budbreak, the period being shorter for warm climates and early varieties.

Layman’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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Reader's Comments

  1. Good Wine and Recipes | July 3rd, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    This is useful information on those wanting to know about the total wine process.