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2014-01-29 23:23:41

Napa Valley Grapegrowers outline plans for managing Napa’s 45,200 acres of grapevines in California's current drought conditions. So far in 2014, there has been no rain. Napa, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 In a Tuesday press conference,Napa Valley Grapegrowers outlined plans for managing Napa’s 45,200 acres of grapevines in current drought conditions. During 2013, Napa Valley measured four to eight inches of rain, the driest year on record; so far in 2014, there has been no rain....

2014-01-21 20:26:03

Vintage Report Innovation Award Presented by Bank of the West recognizes innovation and experimentation in viticulture SAN FRANCISCO and NAPA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of the West and Fruition Sciences today recognized the winner and two finalists of the Vintage Report Innovation Award Presented by Bank of the West for their demonstration of innovation and sustainability in viticulture. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120418/MM90603LOGO) Ridge Winery...

Ancient Vineyards Discovered In Spain
2013-12-24 03:57:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report in the journal Quaternary International, archaeologists have uncovered evidence showing that a section of terraced fields farmed in 10th-century Spain were devoted to the intensive cultivation of grape vines. The vineyards were found at Zaballa, a medieval settlement abandoned in the 15th century. “Archaeo-botanical studies of seed remains found in the excavations and pollen studies have provided material...

2013-08-05 23:02:34

Campaign to Raise Awareness and Encourage Local Advocacy Includes Cross-Country Bike Tour and Interactive Digital Components Martha's Vineyard, Mass. (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 Bite Back for a Cure, the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance’s (TBDA) national grassroots campaign to build support for the fight against the devastating impact of tick-borne diseases, will make its first stop on a national tour of bike rides and community events in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. on Sunday, August 18. Led...

2013-06-12 23:00:58

Dr. Karen Gear, a New York endodontist whose dental career spans over two decades, is pleased to announce the grand opening of her new dental practice in Martha´s Vineyard on Friday, June 14. For island residents, Martha´s Vineyard Endodontics will provide proximity to dental technology designed to save teeth. Martha's Vineyard, MA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 New York endodontist, Dr. Karen Gear, has relocated from New York and opened a new office on Martha´s Vineyard. This will...

Climate Change Shifting Wine Industry To Once Unsuitable Regions
2013-04-09 09:09:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If one thing is certain in today´s world, it´s that we are facing a growing threat from climate change. And in a recent Gallup Poll, it has been shown that at least 58 percent of Americans are concerned with global warming. As the world is gripped by warming temperatures, rising sea levels, extreme storms and record droughts, as well as loss of biodiversity and food shortages, one new study could potentially add more...

Microbial Fungi On Grapes Affect Character Of Wine
2012-12-27 10:39:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At first blush, winemaking appears to be a relatively simple process — crush grapes, extract juice and ferment. However, even the most cursory examination of the factors involved in the process opens a Pandora´s Box of important details. That level of detail was made all the more explicit by a new report in the open access journal PLOS ONE, which said the grapes from the same vineyard can vary widely with respect to the...

2012-10-11 04:01:13

Distinguished Research Team Mobilizing to Help Alleviate Diseases that Costs Vineyards $200 Million Annually Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 With trunk diseases devastating grape vineyards and other crops throughout the nation, $1.8 million in federal research funding has been secured in what is viewed as a major step to rid agriculture of this costly epidemic, the National Grape & Wine Initiative (NGWI) announced today. “Trunk diseases are the single biggest reason for...


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