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Growing Cannabis in Wine Country: The Shone Farm Project

In 2019, the Santa Rosa Junior College initiated a hemp cultivation project at Shone Farm to specifically identify the best agronomic practices for cultivating hemp and understand the potential terpene drift between hemp and wine grape vines. This session, led by Dr. George Sellu, Ph.D., will address these questions, provide an overview of the Shone Farm project and share his observations and insights on the agricultural impact of hemp farming in wine country.​​​​​​​

Solutions and Words of Wisdom from Black Female Vineyard Manager, Brenae...

Solutions and Words of Wisdom from Black Female Vineyard Manager, Brenae Royal: When Blake Gray published his ground-breaking interview with four black wine sales professionals at E&J Gallo, and I read that they want more journalists to publish on the topic of racism, I immediately contacted several black people I knew in winemaking and viticulture...

Pandemic Puts Twist on Vineyard Plantings

Pandemic Puts Twist on Vineyard Plantings: John Duarte runs the largest permanent crops nursery in the country and has seen his share of ups and downs since his family opened its namesake business in California’s Central Valley in 1989...

How to Build Your Online Presence to Drive Your Delivery &...

These 17 tips will help you in building your online presence and how one can drive their delivery and curbside sales. 1. Define your USP...

When Will Big Beverage Alcohol Retailers Get Serious About eCommerce?

The Important Question: Interview with DRINKS Co-Founder and CEO Zac Brandenberg

Energy Security for Wineries Facing Public Safety Power Shutoff

Energy Security for Wineries Facing Public Safety Power Shutoff: With Public Safety Power Shut Off (PSPS) now part of the fire season in Wine Country, power outages are “the reality we’re living with,” agrees Don Mortenson of Anderson Valley’s Roederer Estate...

Turning the Tables on Randy Smith

Turning the Tables on Randy Smith: Randy Smith is the man behind The Wine Write. Randy grew up in the Mississippi Delta many years ago with not a vineyard in sight...

Insights from Ciatti’s Market Update Webinar

Today senior members of the Ciatti Company, a major player in global grape and wine brokering, invited other experts in vineyard real estate and beverage industry to join them on a webinar to discuss the state of the wine market, what changes we will see and what the future may bring. 

Pierce’s Disease Resistant Vines Now a Reality After Years of Research

Carrying a heavy economic burden for those areas of the country with infestation of the glassy winged sharpshooter (GWSS), Pierce’s disease is a plant pathogen, transmitted exclusively by sap-feeding insects...

The Future of Virtual Wine Tourism

The Future of Virtual Wine Tourism: In the past few months, many wineries have had to figure out how to schedule virtual tastings, but this is only one aspect of online wine tourism...

Lessons from Down Under: Three Master Winemakers share their COVID Harvest...

This webinar is a rare opportunity to hear, first hand, from three master winemakers who, without warning, had to navigate harvest with the sudden lockdown restrictions. These winemakers share their experience, insights, and lessons learned with Jamie Gilchrist, Co-Founder and Director of Sales, vintrace wine production software, based in Melbourne, Australia.

First CIA Wine Management Master’s Degree Students Graduate to Abysmal Job...

First CIA Wine Management Master’s Degree Students Graduate to Abysmal Job Market: The class of 2020 not only got ripped off by not having proms, senior skip days, college visits and graduation ceremonies, but now the graduates cannot find jobs…in just about any field of study...

Interview with John Hinman: Pending ABC Emergency Order Puts Alcohol License...

“They will be able to shut down a licensee after a hearing on a five days notice,” says John Hinman, founding partner of Hinman...

The First Wineries Re-Opened This Weekend, but Restrictions Still Present a...

Wise Villa Winery became one of the first wineries to reopen nationally, with a few states beginning to remove their stay-at-home orders and allow customers back inside albeit without tastings. 

Turning the Tables on Amy Glynn

"Turning the Tables - Interviewing the Interviewers" is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers. Amy Glynn is an award-winning poet and essayist whose work appears widely in journals and anthologies including The Best American Poetry.