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Bill Brosseau Celebrates 25th Harvest at Brosseau Vineyard, 10th Year Certified Organic

Veteran winemaker Bill Brosseau marked the start of his 25th professional harvest on Monday, August 23rd for the 2021 vintage of Brosseau Wines. Harvested at night, Chardonnay grapes were the first to be hand-cut from the vines of Brosseau Vineyard, his family’s certified organic estate in Monterey County’s Chalone Appellation. Brosseau Vineyard is celebrating 10 years of organic certification and …

New Info on Fungicide Options for Muscadine Grapes

Muscadine grapes are widely grown in the southeastern U.S. for wine and for commercial fresh market and pick-your-own sales. Production is increasing and has expanded to other countries, especially production of fresh-market cultivars. Muscadines are resistant to some diseases that affect bunch grapes, such as downy mildew and Botrytis bunch rot, but are susceptible to a number of other diseases, …

Export Opportunities for US Wines in Brazil

Brazil reached robust sales growth figures for wines in 2020, reaching 380 million liters or 15 percent higher compared to 2019. There is market potential for U.S. wines as Brazilian consumers become more interested in wines. The imports of fine wine continue to grow and the beverage is becoming more popular in the market. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and …

Dry Creek Vineyard Begins Historic 50th Harvest

Dry Creek Vineyard announced the beginning of its 50th harvest just one day after the winery’s anniversary of 49 years of family winemaking in Sonoma County, California. This historic vintage was marked with the arrival of 10.35 tons of Sauvignon Blanc from one of the family’s estate vineyards. The love of the Loire Valley led Founder David S. Stare to produce …

Third Annual International Canned Wine Competition Awards Gold to Aluminum

Over three hundred canned wines from all over the world flexed their aluminum muscles at the third annual International Canned Wine Competition held July 20-22 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California. Wines from seventeen countries, including France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, England and even India, competed with their compatriots from all corners of the United States. …

Wine Festivals are Back for California Wine Month

After an endless lockdown, wine lovers will be happy to know that California wine festivals are back, just in time for California Wine Month in September!  Wine Institute will soon announce a full roster of events and special offers for California Wine Month, but in the meantime, here are some great wine festivals to enjoy. BottleRock Napa Valley September 3-5. …

Keeping Wasps Away From Wine Grapes

University of Minnesota Extension — Wasps seem to be a buzz-word among grape growers this week, between the viticulture Facebook groups and recent emailed questions. Wasps are not only a nuisance and safety hazard during harvest. They also feed on ripe fruit, leading to bunch rots and unusable clusters. Once berries are spilling juice, they attract fruit flies and sour …

Walla Walla Valley Successfully Defends Its Title, Named ‘Best Wine Region’ By USA Today

For the second consecutive year, the Walla Walla Valley has been named America’s Best Wine Region in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, following a month-long vote of the public. A finalist in the competition each of the last four years, and now a back-to-back winner in the category, the Walla Walla Valley prevailed over 19 other finalists chosen …

Wine Foundation Awards $41,000 To Viticulture And Enology Students

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation awarded $41,000 in scholarships to seven students pursuing higher education in viticulture and enology. The awards were made from five funds:   Albert Don Memorial Scholarship – Established in 2021 by the Don Family to honor Washington’s respected agriculture and grape innovator Albert Don.   Foundation Scholarship – Established in 2013 by the Foundation Board …

Napa Valley ADAMVS Winery Welcomes Alberto Bianchi as Winemaker

Denise Adams, co-owner of ADAMVS, a profound and geologically diverse Estate vineyard resting atop the legendary Howell Mountain, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Alberto Bianchi as Winemaker.  The Adams are also proprietor/vintners of Château Fonplégade, a Grand Cru Classé Château and vineyard in St. Émilion, Bordeaux. Bianchi was selected by ADAMVS owners, Denise and Stephen Adams, following an extensive, months-long search …

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