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2014-10-14 23:10:07

Randall Lange and Son Aaron Lange Accept International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing at BRIT’s Annual Fête du Vin Wine Dinner and Auction Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 On Saturday, October 4, 2014, members and guests at BRIT’s annual fundraiser, Fête du Vin Wine Dinner and Auction toasted LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards, the winner of the 2014 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing, and raised glasses of the...

2014-10-10 23:02:42

The 2014 Napa Valley wine grape harvest, the earliest since 2004, will wrap up next week, five to seven days earlier than previous years, according to Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG), who live-streamed its annual Harvest Press Conference, Thursday, October 9, from Moulds Family Vineyard. Although the growing season provided numerous challenges – third consecutive drought year, South Napa Earthquake, late season hail and more – NVG anticipates 2014 to be one of its highest quality...

2014-10-02 08:32:15

GAVI, Italy, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expectations for La Scolca's 2014 vintage are high as the screw has not been under specific stress so that the grapes are beautifully healthy with a good sugar content and stable acidity. The weather this year has also played its part. A summer characterized by frequent rains necessitated meticulous attention to the raw material, with constant monitoring and timely treatments in the vineyard. This was followed by the intense heat...

2014-09-15 08:30:55

Winning projects seek to improve profitability for New York Farms. SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reducing inputs, improving yields, testing new production practices, and fighting pests naturally are some of the goals for the projects researchers will test in the field next year thanks to recent grant awards. The knowledge gained will help farmers across the state improve their bottom line. The New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) Board of Directors is proud to...

2014-06-03 23:15:49

Leading provider of all-natural anti-aging skincare brand, Born Skincare, is offering a gift with purchase on all full-size orders placed during the month of June. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Gift-giving just got easier this Father’s Day with Born Skincare. Now through the month of June, the leading all-natural cosmetic solutions line is treating customers to a free travel size atomizer with any purchase in the online shop. “Father’s Day is traditionally a time of gift-giving...

2014-04-08 23:31:19

Leading provider of all-natural anti-aging skincare brand, Born Skincare, is celebrating Earth Day and raising awareness about organic skin products. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 In recognition of Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, leading all-natural and organic beauty brand, Born Skincare, is celebrating with complimentary shipping on all orders placed through the month of April. “We want to encourage customers to shop for environmentally friendly products,” says Born Skincare creator...

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...

2014-01-14 11:03:58

What goes into a great wine and what role does geology play? Wine experts use the word terroir to describe the myriad environmental influences, including climate, that go into growing winegrapes. Climate is arguably the most influential factor and it produces the most identifiable differences among wines. So how is climate change affecting wines globally? And how do other factors, such as the bedrock below the vineyard and the soil, produce subtle expressions in wine? Increasingly,...

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...


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