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Latest Research on Smoke Taint Revealed

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—Barbara Barrielle Tom Collins, head of the smoke research efforts at Washington State University, spoke to the industry on January 20 about his latest progress...

Old & Obscure Is New & Cool in Wine Country

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As climate change charts new, unpredictable temperature and weather patterns, the pursuit of outstanding wine means turning to lesser-known grape varieties.  —Kathleen Willcox Old, rare grape...

‘The Best Red Grape I’ve Ever Grown’—East Coast Winemakers’ Success with...

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An Italian grape-growing experiment shows potential for quality grape and wine production along the US East Coast. —Robin Shreeves The US’s first commercial wines of the...

Artificial Intelligence in the Vineyard

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Adopting this new vineyard technology is critical to the California grape industry. —Tom Shapland, PhD, CEO and cofounder of Tule Technologies Anything humans can observe with...

Texas 2021 Harvest Report: Low Quantity, High Quality

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Amid shortages, new grower contracts, and experimental varieties, Texas vintners hail the 2021 vintage as excellent. —Kathleen Willcox Texas vintners experienced a vintage filled with unexpectedly...

Winegrowers Bring in Worms to Manage Waste

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Top US wine estates have become expert worm-wranglers in order to advance sustainability efforts and combat ever-increasing drought conditions. —Kathleen Willcox Wine regions across the world...

Newest Approved AVA—Virginia Peninsula

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Vintners in Virginia's newest AVA speak pride of place and hope for increase in consumer engagement. —Paul Vigna Matthew Meyer has been the winemaker at The...

Females in the Field—How Women in the Vineyard Make for Better...

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Unlike reports on women’s tasting abilities, there are no studies on relative merits of  female vs. male vineyard workers, but anecdotal evidence abounds. Wine...

Scientists Develop Organic Cure for Pierce’s Disease

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Testing continues, but new treatment meets approval of U.S. EPA and several state regulators. —Jeff Siegel Walk around certain vineyards, whether the well-renowned regions of California...

Climate Has Changed—How Global Wine Regions Are Responding

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Wine Industry Advisor reached out to scientists and vintners around the world to get a sense of how vulnerable wine regions are addressing the...

The Future of Winemaking Is Hybrid

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Why US winemakers are seeking out non-vitis vinifera grapes —Kathleen Willcox There will always be a place for conventionally produced vitis vinifera. But, in truth, more...

Nothing Wrong with Hot Climate Winegrowing

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Some of the best wines of the Old and New World are produced in hot climate regions. —Randy Caparoso I once attended a Hospice du Rhône...