Enology

Monterey County Winery Wins Best Sparkling Wine in USA

Caraccioli Cellars was recently awarded three of the four gold medals to United States wineries in the world’s most prestigious sparkling wine competition, The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2022 (CSWWC). Scott Caraccioli, General Manager of Caraccioli Cellars, was in attendance at the CSWWC’s 2022 Awards Ceremony in London on November 3rd. Created by one of the most esteemed …

Vintners Fundraising Begins for Reforestation and Wildfire Resiliency Efforts

Starting now, wine enthusiasts around the world can contribute to environmental efforts to protect the future of Napa Valley. In the spirit of coming together to do good, members of the Napa Valley Vintners have put together a fund-a-need campaign alongside five exceptional fund-a-forest experiences that take place in Napa Valley in 2023. “Anyone who has an interest in Napa Valley’s natural environment and …

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Awards $1 Million in Community Grants

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation (SCVF) is pleased to announce a distribution of $1 million for 101 SCVF Community Grants to Sonoma County nonprofits that work across the areas of education & literacy, health & human services, the environment and arts & culture. See the full list of grant recipients at sonomawine.com/impact. Through the tremendous support and generosity of the Sonoma County …

Impact of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus on Pinot Noir Grape and Wine Composition

Grapevine Red Blotch Virus (GRBV) is a single-stranded circular DNA virus that can cause Grapevine Red Blotch Disease (GRBD). The virus was first identified in Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in 2008 in California, and now the disease is known to be widespread in many wine grape-growing regions in North America. The leaves of infected grapevines turn red, and the fruit does …

Opportunities in India to Highlight American Wines at Upcoming Trade Shows

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Mumbai (Post) wishes to bring to the attention of U.S. exporters of alcoholic beverages the possibility of participating in some of India’s upcoming key wine and distilled spirits tradeshows in 2022 – Brews and Spirits Expo 2022 (July 6-7), VIN-Expo 2022 (August 18-20), and ProWine 2022 (October 17-18). India’s alcoholic beverage sector, with a …

Cana Vineyards Wins 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup® with 2019 Unité Reserve

During the annual celebration held at Main Street Station, Governor Glenn Youngkin awarded the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup® to Cana Vineyards & Winery of Middleburg for its 2019 Unité Reserve—a signature estate red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The competition received a record-breaking number of entries this year—615 wines from over 100 Virginia wineries. Winemaker Melanie Natoli …

West Coast Smoke Exposure Task Force Seeks to More Clearly Define Smoke Taint in Wine Grapes

Where there’s drought, there’s fire, and where there’s fire, there’s smoke.  This is a major concern for wine grape growers in the drought-stricken west this year.  Evacuations, power outages and smoke taint have had a major impact on the wine industry at harvest-time in recent years, and not having an industry standard or threshold defining smoke taint can raise questions …

ASEV Selects 2022 Best Enology and Viticulture Papers

The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) has selected the 2022 Best Paper Award winners, who will present their papers during the 2022 ASEV National Conference in San Diego, June 20-22. Both papers are highlighted on asev.org and are available free of charge. The 2022 Best Viticulture Paper is “Field Performance of Winegrape Rootstocks and Fumigation during Establishment of a Chardonnay Vineyard …

The Wine School of Philadelphia Discloses Trade Secrets

A trade school is disrupting the wine trade by opening up its proprietary framework for everyone to use for free. This week, the Wine School of Philadelphia is giving away its trade secrets for free. The school’s proprietary framework for wine education has earned them national accolades and filled their classrooms for over twenty years. “We call this our 100-20 …

Kerrville Hills Winery Opens Second Tasting Room in Texas

Kerrville Hills Winery has opened its second tasting room, “The Hill at Hye,” that offers the same award-winning wines as are served in the Kerrville Hills Winery tasting room, but with a different tasting experience. The original tasting room offers classic tastings and the opportunity for guests to see where the wines are produced, as well as a view of …

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