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Official Certification for Improving Wine Quality and the Market

If consumers cannot tell the quality of a product when they buy it, it can drive high-quality products, like a good French wine, out of the market. Consumers would not pay a premium, and producers would have no incentive to make costly quality improvements. This widely held economic tenet, formalized in a famed article by Nobel Prize-winner George Akerlof, suggests …

Lodi Winegrape Commission Welcomes New Officers And Members of Board of Directors

The new 2021-2022 board of directors took office during the July meeting of the Lodi Winegrape Commission. Incumbent alternate Jason Eells joins current commissioners Phil Abba, Bruce Fry, Curt Gillespie, Matt Lauchland, Tom Murphy, Diego Olagaray, Aaron Shinn and Brandon Sywassink. Joe Larranaga joins current alternates Dirk Heuvel, Joan Kautz, Jacylyn Stokes, Todd Maley, Colton Machado, Mitch Spaletta, Garret Schaefer …

American Vineyard August Issue

American Vineyard August Issue

Contents of the August Issue: When Smoke Gets in Your Wine New Smoke Taint Report Offers Guidance RBA Receiving Services More Options This Raisin Harvest Comparing Bird Management Tactics Dry Year Will Likely Draw More Birds to Vineyards The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California North Carolina Washington

Viticulture & Enology Opportunities at the Southern Oregon Wine Institute

Reporting from Roseburg, Oregon, watch this brief interview with Andy Swan, Director of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute, as he shares the unique viticulture and enology hands-on learning opportunities for both current and future members of the wine grape industry.  This Wine Institute was established in 2008 as part of Umpqua Community College, featuring a commercial-scale wine making facility, student-cultivated …

Preharvest Conversations Growers & Wineries Need to Have Regarding Smoke Taint

“Uncertainty” seemed to be the theme of 2020 for all, and it was no different for the wine industry.  Unfortunately, this uncertainty continues this year for wine grape growers as they gear up for harvest amidst another threatening wildfire season.  With severe drought plaguing the American West, it’s not a question of if, but when more wildfires will occur and …

2021 California Grape Harvest & Market Update

Wine grape harvest has begun in the Central Valley of California. After considerable challenges in both production and the wine grape market last year, how are things looking now and what can we expect for the 2021 vintage? Watch this brief interview with Jeff Bitter, President of Allied Grape Growers, as he shares his insights and read more about it …

Herzog Wine Cellars Welcomes David Galzignato as Director of Winemaking Operations

Herzog Wine Cellars, a Southern California winery owned and operated by America’s oldest wine making family, is pleased to announce and welcome celebrated winemaker David Galzignato as its new Senior Winemaker and Director of Winemaking Operations. Galzignato will work with one of Herzog’s founding winemakers, Joe Hurliman, who has crafted globally awarded Herzog wines for the past twenty-three harvests. Galzignato …

Phantom Creek Estates Appoints Mark Beringer as Director of Winemaking

Phantom Creek Estates announced today the winery’s appointment of Mark Beringer to Director of Winemaking.  Beringer will work closely with the winery’s winemaker for the white wine program Karin Grosstessner-Hain, who has been with the winery since the inaugural 2016 vintage, and internationally renowned winemaking team Philippe Melka and Olivier Humbrecht MW. Mark Beringer, great-great-grandson of Beringer Vineyards’ founding brother …

Ohio Vineyard Expansion Assistance Program Open Through July 16

Are you planning to expand your vineyard or install a new vineyard in 2022? A program supported by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee aims to bolster vineyard growth throughout the state by providing a grant to those planning to install new grape acreage in the upcoming year. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, July 16, 2021. Overview The Vineyard Expansion …

American Vineyard July Issue

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Contents of the July Issue: UV Treatment Could be “Game Changer” WAVEx Addresses Powdery Mildew Fungicide Resistance RBA Gathers Strength Post-Pandemic Raisin Growers Anticipate Better Year & Prices Protecting Vineyards with Drones The Modern Scarecrow The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Georgia North Carolina Oregon Washington

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