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Battlelines of the Eastern Front of the War on the Spotted...

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Seven years since the Spotted Lanternfly was discovered in a quarry around 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia, it remains a time bomb to the Mid-Atlantic wine industry and a potential threat as far west as California...

Lucie Morton: Enthusiasm and an Eye for Deep Insights with Viticultural...

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Lucie Morton is loaded with specialties attached to her name: viticulturist, ampelographer, rootstock expert, author, historian, educator...

Molly Chappellet: Growing Grapes, Gardens, Family and Community in Napa

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Maybe no image epitomizes winery matriarch Molly Chappellet more than the image of her walking out of her home and into the vineyard, a visit she enjoyed making from the time she and her husband Donn settled on the slopes of California's Pritchard Hill...

Improved Dealcoholization Technology Preserves Beverage Quality and Meets New Consumer Demands

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“Low and no” are shorthand for one of the beverage industry’s most pronounced trends, a worldwide shift toward low- and nonalcoholic wine and beer...

Pandemic Forces Change in Wineries’ Wholesale Strategy 

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Dale Stratton is the owner of Five Points Consulting, LLC, a 35-plus year veteran on the wholesale side of the wine industry who previously worked for Constellation Brands, among others, offering insights into consumer and brand research and data...

Wine Industry Embracing Technology and Innovation to Drive Sales

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There will be numerous changes that history will associate with 2020. For those involved in the wine industry, maybe the one that will best define the year is pivoting, adjusting on the fly to the additional ways to effectively do business...

Pandemic Puts Twist on Vineyard Plantings

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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...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People: Unwavering Commitment to Ideals and Causes

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Identifying the inspiration for Beth Novak Milliken’s long and successful career took no more than a moment ...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2020: Research and Passion to Propel Mid-Atlantic...

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Joe Fiola is the University of Maryland extension specialist for viticulture and small fruit, his office parked out in the hills near Frederick ...

Alternatives to SO2 in Winemaking; Bio-Protection & Its Role in Lowering...

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Alternatives to SO2 in Winemaking; Bio-Protection & its Role in Lowering Sulfite Content: Arthur O’Connor’s familiarity with sulfites includes more than his use of them while working for wineries in Argentina, Australia, Spain and the United States.

Mitigating for Smoke Exposure and Returning Value to Tainted Wine

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Mitigating for Smoke Exposure and Returning Value to Tainted Wine: That wildfires have become an annual summer ritual comes as no surprise to anyone. Not only are the numbers increasing – in 2017, there were 71,499 wildfires, compared to 65,575 wildfires in the same period in 2016, according to the National Interagency Fire Center

Adoption of Innovative Winemaking Method Continues Advancement of Catoctin Breeze Wines

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Catoctin Breeze Vineyard is settled in the hills along Route 15 in western Maryland, a few miles north of Frederick and in the vicinity of Camp David.

Millennial Winemakers – the Future of Mid-Atlantic Wine

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The future of any industry rests with who’s coming along to take the reins. That’s certainly true in winemaking, where families are turning over responsibility to their kids or hiring a college grad. Here are vignettes on four under-35 mid-Atlantic winemakers who already have made an impact.

Selecting the Right Custom Crush Facility

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Identifying potential production partners is getting easier, thanks to a growth in facilities - devoted to offering wine production services and an increase in wineries that are utilizing extra space by making wine for others. Identifying the right one? That’s more of a challenge.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Striving for Quality and Uniqueness

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Roman Roth's competitive fire was mentioned by many of his associates. It has driven Wolffer Estate to star status in a wine region that now occupies an international stage with Roth playing a leading role during that ascent. It has earned him, besides numerous accolades and critical acclaim, recognition as one of Wine’s Most Inspiring People.