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2008-07-23 03:00:45

By Lovelidge, Brian Exhibitors and visitors look ahead to the Fruit Focus show later this month. Brian Lovelidge reports This year's Fruit Focus promises a fantastic mix of attractions to keep visitors busy. Apart from over 90 trade stands, including numerous newcomers, there are several events such as two seminar programmes addressing topics of huge importance to growers and wine producers. The same applies to the East Mailing Research farm tours, during which researchers will discuss...

2008-07-21 15:00:35

CleanFish, one of the nation's most prominent brokers of wild caught and sustainably farmed fish, and the Fish Friendly Farming(C)-certified grapegrowers and winemakers of Mendocino County have joined forces with some of the nation's most prominent chefs and restaurateurs to celebrate North American Wild Fisheries and sustainable seafood. Together, they will produce a series of public-facing dinners in key metro markets to enlighten consumers about sustainable, artisan-quality seafood....

2008-07-17 18:00:41

By Laurence McCoy Anyone who grows their own veg will testify that their carrots may well come up misshapen, gnarled and twisted, but taste far superior to the pristine version available in the supermarket. You might think therefore that organic wine will similarly taste better than one produced with the help of chemicals. But it's not always the case. It's hard enough to grow vines when they can become victim to multifarious pests and diseases. And once the wine is made it too can...

2008-06-19 03:00:37

New York researchers say polyphenolics derived from red grape seeds may be useful agents to prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease. The study explored the possibility of developing wine mimetic pills that would replace the the government's recommended glass of red wine a day for Alzheimer's disease prevention. Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti and Dr. Jun Wang both of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Dr. Anil Shrikhande, director of the polyphenolics division of constellation brands, a major...

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2008-05-17 14:10:00

Researchers in France report that apples, purple grapes and juices made from the fruits, protect against the development of clogged arteries.   In their study, the scientists fed hamsters either apples, grapes, apple juice, grape juice or water, along with a fatty diet, and discovered that those who consumed grape juice had the lowest probability of developing clogged arteries. The research, conducted by scientists from the University of Montpellier and led by Kelly Decorde, found...

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2008-03-26 00:10:00

Amid a long drought that has jeopardized this year's harvest, Australia's winemakers are reconsidering the areas in which they can grow grapes and the styles of wine they can produce. As the driest inhabited country on the planet, Australia cannot support it's winemakers without the extensive use of irrigation. And the high cost of water has made maintaining the vineyards a very expensive proposition, with water prices spiking from $300 AUD ($275 USD) to $1000 AUD ($915 USD) per megaliter."On...

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2008-03-17 09:00:00

For more than two years the massive piles of dried grape skins have been mixed with landscapers' leaves and grass clippings and waste fish from the local fish distributor and left to cook like a giant organic stew in a back lot of a Peconic vineyard. As the buds begin to break on the vines of Pindar Vineyards in Peconic, N.Y., this spring, the product of that composting process will be spread on up to 60 acres of grape vines. It's an important first step by the region's largest grape grower...

2008-03-03 12:00:19

Grape Networks™, Inc. today announced that it was featured on ABC News, KGO Television, Channel 7, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The news story is at the ABC News website at http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/business&id=5956253. The ABC News Story was filmed on location at one of Grape Networks' customer's vineyards' in the Central Valley of California. The Grape Networks Team showed the ABC MoneyScope News Crew the vineyard along with the Grape Networks'...

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2006-07-10 16:15:00

WASHINGTON -- Climate warming could spell disaster for much of the multibillion-dollar U.S. wine industry. Areas suitable for growing premium wine grapes could be reduced by 50 percent - and possibly as much as 81 percent - by the end of this century, according to a study Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper indicates increasing weather problems for grapes in such areas as California's Napa and Sonoma valleys. The main problem: An increase in the frequency of...

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2006-06-15 07:31:05

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. -- Every season, wine makers fight the same battles to protect their grapevines they have been fighting for thousands of years. From ancient Mesopotamia to today's vineyards, the eternal enemies include fungus and bugs, extreme heat and unseasonable cold. Now, Missouri State University researchers hope to apply genetic technology to make cultivated wine grapes as hardy as their wild cousins. At the newly created Center for Grapevine Biotechnology, researchers are...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.