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Tag: Terroir

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Washington’s Terroir Scientist and Explorer

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2019: Washington’s Terroir Scientist and Explorer

“I was once like the Indiana Jones of Himalayan geology,” said Kevin Pogue PhD. He explains the cultural, political and topographical setting of his research sites in northwestern Pakistan would have made the famous fictional explorer feel right at home. World changes caused this Washington based geologist to turn his attentions from ancient lands across the globe to those under the vines. The vineyards of the Pacific Northwest have never been the same.

By January 18, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, October 30

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Napa Vineyard Worker Dies After Getting Pulled into Grape-Picking Machine: A worker was killed Monday afternoon at a Napa vineyard after getting stuck in a grape harvesting machine. The Napa man was working near the machine at Deconinck Vineyards when his clothing caught in it, pulling him in and killing him…

By October 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
First Bio-Map of Wine Regions Enhance Understanding of Unique and Genuine Wines

First Bio-Map of Wine Regions Enhance Understanding of Unique and Genuine Wines

There is some kismet in that the co-founders of the San Francisco biotech company, which has done groundbreaking work in identifying the microbiome fingerprint of vineyard soil are part of families that have deep roots in wine.

By November 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Magic Behind Napa’s Mountain Grown Wines

The Magic Behind Napa’s Mountain Grown Wines

When one brings up the concept of terroir—a French wine term used to describe a wine’s “sense of place”—you realize the importance that extraordinary vineyard soils have on producing truly exceptional wines.

By June 20, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, February 17

Afternoon Brief, February 17

Strong Competition in Wine Sales Will Increase: The 2017 Wine Business Monthly rankings are out, and the results highlight what everyone in the wine business already knows: The competition in the world of wine sales is staggering…

By February 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Bakery Succeeds with Wine Industry Marketing Strategy

Bakery Succeeds with Wine Industry Marketing Strategy

La Brea Bakery takes a page out of the wine industry’s playbook with their new La Brea Bakery Reserve line of farm designated breads and asks the consumer to taste the terroir of Big Sky Country, Montana and their heirloom grains. So can you taste the difference? Yes you can, but as vintners know, it’s […]

By September 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Dr. Mark Matthews Discusses Winegrape Quality Paradigms at Healdsburg SHED

Dr. Mark Matthews Discusses Winegrape Quality Paradigms at Healdsburg SHED

Winegrape Quality Paradigms: Observation and Explanation was the topic of Thursdaynight’s Luminarias talk, sponsored at SHED, Healdsburg, by the Healdsburg Literary Guild. The speaker was Professor Mark Matthews of UC Davis, who has written the idea-challenging book, “Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing”. Dr. Matthews is an environmental plant biologist in the UC-Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and has done extensive research concerning the traditions of grape-growing.

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Eastern Winemakers See Potential for Premium Terroir Driven Hybrid Wines

Eastern Winemakers See Potential for Premium Terroir Driven Hybrid Wines

On the west coast, hybrid grapes may hardly make a din in winemaking conversations, being chiefly used in the production of table wines and eating grapes. However, on the east coast where winemaking is an entirely different reality, hybrid grapes represent much more to many of its winemakers up and down the country’s eastern reaches.

By April 18, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, May 1

Afternoon Brief, May 1

Jackson Family Wines Collaborates with Tesla Energy to Pilot Stationary Energy Storage Systems
Today Jackson Family Wines announced it has installed one of the first large-scale Tesla stationary energy storage systems across a number of its wineries…

Afternoon Brief, March 26

Afternoon Brief, March 26

Napa murder-suicide leaves fate of winery, lawsuits in question: Dahl Vineyards is being evicted from its Yountville home, a week after proprietor Robert Dahl shot an investor to death with a silencer-equipped handgun on the grounds and later killed himself as police closed in after a brief car chase…

By March 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, March 25

Afternoon Brief, March 25

Secret to terroir may lie in bacteria, say scientists: Researchers in the U.S. have published a study suggesting that the characteristics associated with terroir could have more to do with microbes found around the root system of a vine, than the soil that it grows in…

By March 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, January 12

Afternoon Brief, January 12

Sonoma and Napa counties grapple with winery outreach directly to consumers: Sixty percent of wineries in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County have tasting rooms, compared with 90 percent in Napa County, according to planning officials who have been analyzing winery use permit activity recently and trends in response to a growing number of applications for more direct-to-consumer marketing and hospitality activities where the wine is made…

By January 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, December 1

Afternoon Brief, December 1

Problems with wine price increases:
With the U.S. wine market expecting to post its 21st consecutive year of growth in case good sales, a relatively healthy U.S. economy and an even brighter picture in the Bay Area, North Coast wineries are enjoying robust demand for their products, particularly through tasting rooms and club sales…

By December 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, November 3

Afternoon Brief, November 3

Wine Spectator to Unveil Top 100 Wines of 2014:
After tasting more than 18,000 wines from vineyards around the globe, the editors at Wine Spectator are set to release their much-anticipated list of the Top 100 Wines of 2014…

By November 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, August 19

Afternoon Brief, August 19

California has given away rights to far more water than it has:
California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, University of California researchers reported…