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Treasury Wine Estates Announces Commitment to 100% Renewable Electricity

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE) announced it was joining the RE100 global renewable power initiative as part of the premium wine company’s commitment to switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2024 across its global operations.TWE’s premium wines including Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Pepperjack, Wynns, and Squealing Pig will be made with 100% renewable electricity by 2024.As part of its transition to …

PD/GWSS Board Welcomes Research Coordinator

The PD/GWSS Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristin Lowe will oversee and guide the Board’s extensive research program as research coordinator. With over 20 years of experience working with growers and researchers at the junction of viticulture science and practical farming, Dr. Lowe brings a valuable perspective to the Board’s mission of investing in research and outreach to protect California …

Sokol Blosser Winery Celebrates 50 Years with Two New Box Wines

Sokol Blosser Winery, one of the Willamette Valley’s pioneering wineries celebrating 50 years in 2021, is adding to its breakthrough line box wines with two new 1.5-liter boxes of Evolution Chardonnay and Evolution Big Time Red. “When we launched our first two Evolution box wines in mid-2020, they were met with huge enthusiasm,” says Sokol Blosser CEO Alison Sokol Blosser. …

China’s Raisin Production Rebounds After Previous Failed Crop

China’s raisin production is forecast at 180,000 MT in MY2021/22, a rebound of 20 percent from a failed crop in the previous year due to Covid-19 outbreaks in Xinjiang that prevented harvest and processing. Raisin imports are expected to improve to 23,000 MT in MY2021/22 as domestic consumption recovers, especially in the food processing sector. China’s raisin export market remains …

MSU Extension Michigan Grape Harvest Update

In southwest Michigan, harvest is continuing this week. Early hybrid wine grapes such as Marquette are being picked now. Harvest of some white vinifera varieties such as Sauvignon blanc is expected to begin by the end of the week. Crop adjustment work is finished and veraison in most of the varieties are completed in northwestern Michigan. (Pinot noir 10%0, Merlot …

Hard work and Fine Fruit Results in Five Medals for Fresno State Wines

Karley Curtis, an enology senior from Easton, was drawn to Fresno State so she could channel her passion for science into a lifelong career. However, the Jordan College honors research cohort member, had to make a slight detour from her initial path as a pre-nursing major. “I loved my chemistry course that first semester, but realized that the hospital setting …

Celebrity Chef Roger Mooking Demonstrates the Goodness of California Grapes

Millions of Canadians around the country had the opportunity to watch celebrity chef and Canadian native Roger Mooking demonstrate the versatility and goodness of California grapes during live segments on “Breakfast Television” and “CHCH Morning Live.” Mooking created three recipes featuring California grapes for the television segments. In addition to the television segments, Chef Mooking conducted radio interviews, a podcast, …

New Spotted Lanternfly Population Found in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Two recent press releases issued by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the arrival of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF; Lycorma deliatula) in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and the first detection of SLF in Indiana. The following statement was released yesterday from the Ohio Department of Agriculture: Spotted Lanternfly Found in Cuyahoga County ODA …

Trinchero Family Estates Hires Aimee Baker to Lead Luxury Wine Production

Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) today announced that Aimee Baker will be joining the organization as director of luxury winemaking. Formerly Opus One’s associate winemaker, Baker brings great experience and a passion for team building to TFE’s growing luxury portfolio. Aimee will oversee all luxury winemaking for St. Helena-based Trinchero Family Estates and work out of the organization’s Winemakers’ Studio – a …

Oregon Wine Competition® Unveils 2021 Medal Winners

Three wines won Best of Show honors from this year’s Oregon Wine Competition®, announced on Thursday, Aug. 26 during the Oregon Wine Experience® Virtual Medal Celebration. A Willamette Valley winery took home a Best of Show honor for Pinot Noir for the first time in the history of the Oregon Wine Competition, while four wines received Best of Class honors—a new subcategory …

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