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Growing Forward Recap: Preparing for the Risk Factors of Smoke &...

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Experts weigh in on preventive steps and mitigation methods for wildfire impacted vines.   By Alexandra Russell  On July 27, 2022, Wine Industry Network hosted its most...

Enoforum USA: Bringing International Research and Innovation Stateside

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By Alexandra Russell In 2019, George Christie, president of Wine Industry Network, was approached about bringing Enoforum, Europe’s largest technical-specific wine conference, to the United...

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...

Wildfires Threaten to Upend Crop Insurance

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California wildfires are threatening to upend crop insurance for vineyards as smoke threatens grape production in another record-breaking wildfire year in the U.S. —Jack Roudebush,...

Fire Watch: CalFire Continues Caldor Containment, Sierra Wine Country Begins Recovery

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Amador and El Dorado vintners deal with physical injuries, smoke-tainted grapes, and contract cancellations —Barbara Barrielle Following the Labor Day weekend, there was a sigh of...

Fire Watch: Caldor Fire Burns Big Doubling in Size

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In the week following our last report, Caldor has destroyed nearly 200,000 acres —Barbara Barrielle The Caldor Fire is only 16% contained as it continues its...

Fire Watch: Caldor Fire Blazes Through El Dorado Wine Country

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County’s wineries remain alert, but untouched; surrounding AVAs contend with smoke. —Barbara Barrielle The Caldor Fire has torched 114,166 acres of El Dorado County. As of...
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