Some Interesting 2011 Facts: U.S. is No. 1 Wine Consumer, Napa Valley Cools Off, $3 Natural Gas
2. "Napa Valley experienced another cooler than average wine growing season — a decade-long trend. The cool summer led to “the latest start to harvest that any vintner or grower can remember." The first grapes for the sparkling harvest were brought in on Aug. 29."
Source: "A Look Back at the Year in Wine" (thanks to Joe Lais)