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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 …

California Wine Grape Planting Trends with Allied Grape Growers

In addition to the grape crush report, its also nice to get a good picture of where the California wine grape industry currently stands from a vineyard acreage and planting perspective. What varieties are being planted and where in the state? How’s the vineyard planting to removal ratio looking? Watch this brief interview with Jeff Bitter from Allied Grape Growers …

What to Expect at the 2021 Virtual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

– SPONSORED CONTENT – The 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s virtual format is designed to offer you the same quality information, while being responsive to the new realities of a world facing a pandemic. Beyond making logical adaptations, we have also chosen session topics that reflect the specific challenges of the past year. We want to arm you with …

How to Successfully Convert to Year-round Vineyard Mechanization

The journey to year-round mechanization in the vineyard can be a rough one, but it is worthwhile, according to Greg Gonzalez, Director of Vineyard Operations and Scheid Family Wines.. One may wonder where to start or how to maintain the same or better quality compared to traditional methods. Watch this brief interview with Greg as he shares his journey to …

Wine Market Dynamics with Turrentine Brokerage: Time to Evolve

The global wine market is constantly evolving along with the demands of today’s consumers, as growers and wine industry stakeholders were clearly reminded at the recent Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento. Obviously, growers can’t change their vineyards/varietals as quickly as the markets changes; however, watch this brief interview for some considerations from Steve Fredricks from Turrentine Brokerage, and …

Rich Smith Distinguished Service Award Presented to Jim Trezise

In a surprise presentation on February 5, 2020, the fourth-annual Rich Smith Distinguished Service Award for major contributions to the American grape and wine industry was given to NGRA Board member Jim Trezise. Jim is former President of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation and current President of WineAmerica. The Smith Family gave the award during the Annual Leadership …

Global Trade, Emerging Trends and Market Conditions at 26th Unified Symposium

Every aspect of the wine and winegrape industry, from science and technology to trends and markets, came under the microscope as experts, economists, scientists and researchers from around the world shared their perspectives with thousands of industry professionals at the 26th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (Unified), which wrapped up here today. As the largest wine and grape industry show …

Thompson Grape Crush: What’s the Future?

Central Valley Thompson grapes ended up being quite valuable this last harvest, both on the raisin and concentrate side of the business. But as Jeff Bitter from Allied Grape Growers shared in this interview with California Ag Network, both markets can be quite volatile and there are a lot less acres of Thompson Seedless grapes in the ground than there …

San Joaquin Valley Wine Grape Industry Makes a Come Back

Last year, wine industry analysts were questioning the strength of the high end wine market, as prices got higher and higher; and now it appears that the tide is turning again for California wine grape growers, as much of the movement of inventory is coming back to the San Joaquin Valley. Watch this brief video with Jeff Bitter from Allied …

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