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2010-10-26 11:00:00

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams Selyem winery announced today the release of a study on the economic impact of a new regulation proposed by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) that would restrict vineyards from using the Russian River, its tributaries and connected groundwater as a source of frost protection water. The study is authored by Robert Eyler, Professor and Chair of Economics at Sonoma State University and director of the Center for Regional...

2010-10-18 10:30:00

CONCORD, Mass. and NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Welch's, the world's leading marketer of Concord and Niagara grape-based products, today announced it has named Porter Novelli its public relations agency of record. Welch's cited Porter Novelli's experience and proven results working on a broad variety of food, nutrition and agricultural brands. "We selected Porter Novelli because of their keen understanding of not only our consumer, but also their ability to work with consumer...

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2010-10-13 22:12:51

When you think about "wine country," Illinois may not be the first state that comes to mind. But it's actually big business on the prairie. There are 90 wineries licensed in Illinois and 1,500 acres of wine grapes. One acre of wine grapes can bring as much as $8,000 in sales, though more commonly it's $3,000 to $5,000. The largest wineries in Illinois produce 90,000 gallons per year, while many produce 3,000 to 10,000 per year."In many cases, growing wine grapes is supplementary to the...

2010-10-04 18:25:00

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverbench Vineyard and Winery is green- and they're making it official. "Sustainability takes into account the bigger picture," says Laura Mohseni, General Manager of Riverbench. "It's functioning in ways that don't take away the potential for future generations to enjoy an economic, environmental, and even social benefit. We started in 2007 by renovating a 1926 ranch home on the vineyard property to become our tasting room. We feel very...

2010-08-25 12:17:00

GEYSERVILLE, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Proprietors of Skipstone, Fahri Diner and Jill Layman, announce the transfer of winemaking operations to Atelier Melka under the direction of renowned Winemaking Consultant Philippe Melka. High Tech Entrepreneur Diner together with Layman launched the Skipstone brand in Oct 2008 after gathering a world-class team of wine industry notables including Vineyard Manager Ulises Valdez and Organic Farming Specialist Amigo Bob Cantisano with Philippe...

2010-06-10 04:20:00

FRESNO, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting this June, baseball and grapes from California are in season at selected ballparks across North America including: Los Angeles Dodgers' Dodger Stadium, Baltimore Orioles' Camden Yards, San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park, St. Louis Cardinals' Busch Stadium and Toronto Blue Jays' Rogers Centre. To celebrate America's favorite pastime, each team will feature one of America's favorite fruits--fresh grapes from California--at its concessions,...

2010-06-01 09:00:00

CONCORD, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Welch's, the world's leading marketer of Concord and Niagara grape-based products, today announced the appointment of Robert T. DeMartini, President and CEO of New Balance, to its board of directors. One of eleven directors, DeMartini will draw on his wealth of experience in consumer goods, brand building and business growth to help further guide Welch's to achieve its short and long-term strategies for development and continued success. "This is...

2010-04-21 11:30:00

CONCORD, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Fruit and vegetable gardens are sprouting up in schools across the country thanks to a unique Harvest Grants program from Welch's and Scholastic Parent & Child® magazine with the assistance of the National Gardening Association. The Welch's Harvest Grants program has awarded 100 schools across the country garden packages filled with tools, seeds, and educational materials. Planting, tending and eventually harvesting their own...

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2010-04-13 15:15:00

According to a study prepared for the environment ministry that was published Tuesday, Spain has warmed at a faster pace than other areas in the northern hemisphere over the past three decades. The study by the Spanish branch of the Clivar research network found that the country has experienced average temperature increases of 32 degrees Fahrenheit per decade since 1975, which is "50 percent superior to the average of nations in the northern hemisphere." The study says that Spain is on...

2010-03-13 08:27:33

NEIKER-Tecnalia has studied the influence of soil management and irrigation on yield, vigor and quality in a vineyard in the Denominaci³n de Origen Calificada Rioja Correct management of soil and irrigation is a vital factor in modern viticulture, due to the influence of the water balance of the vineyard on wine quality and the environmental impact of agricultural practices on vineyard soils. In order to innovate in this area, the NEIKER-Tecnalia technological center is carrying out...


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