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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 …

Michigan State University Extension Grape Crop Update

In southwest Michigan, most varieties have completed veraison. Harvest is continuing this week on early wine grape varieties being picked for sparkling wine. Some early hybrid varieties such as Marquette will be picked soon for still wine production. Veraison continues in northern vineyards, and most grape varieties are softening and their acid levels are dropping. Horticulture  At this time of …

American Vineyard September Issue

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Contents of the September Issue: That Which was Lost has Been Found Growing Muscadines in Richmond, North Carolina Combating Smoke Exposure WA Wine Scientists Run Critical Studies Sustainability Leadership Awards Recognizing Leaders in Sustainable Growing The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Indiana Michigan Minnesota New York North Carolina Washington

South Africa Increases Raisin Production & Export Position

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service forecasts that South African raisin production will rebound to normal levels and increase by 19 percent to 85,000 Metric Tons (MT) in the 2021/22 Market Year (MY), based on normal weather conditions, an increase in area planted, new orchards coming into full production, an improvement in yields due to new varieties and production practices, wine …

Turkish Raisin Crop Forecast and Exports Down Due to Pandemic and Spring Freeze

This report focuses specifically on sultana raisins, which are a dried seedless grape variety indigenous to the Aegean region of Turkey and are grown mostly in the regions of Manisa, Izmir and Aydin. Turkey’s raisin production is forecast at 250,000 metric tons (MT) in MY 2021/22, slightly down from MY 2020/21 due to frost damage that occurred in Manisa during …

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