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Keeping it Social:

Keeping it Social:

How to Approach Your Online Connections Post-COVID By: Tracey L. Kelley Aspects of target marketing are quite fluid right now and are projected to be for some time. As the world continues a slow but seemingly progressive recovery from COVID-19, and as the United States, in particular, addresses other key ...
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Carbon Farming for Successful Vineyard Systems

Carbon Farming for Successful Vineyard Systems

By: Becky Garrison At the Oregon Wine Symposium held in Portland, Oregon from February 11-12, 2020, Dr. David Montgomery, MacArthur Fellow and University of Washington professor of geomorphology, presented his work researching and writing about farming methods that use less fossil fuel, fertilizer and pesticides than traditional farming. In his ...
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Liability Coverage for Chemical Drift

Liability Coverage for Chemical Drift

Protecting your vineyard from damaging pests and grapevine diseases with pesticides may be an essential part of your vineyard management.  Keeping these chemicals on your property can be challenging even if you have followed all the required procedures.  Nationwide, the EPA estimates up to 70 million pounds of pesticides valued ...
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Protein Fining Trials Step by Step

Protein Fining Trials Step by Step

By: Thomas J. Payette, Winemaking Consultant Fining trials on white, blushes and some rose wines can be critical to determine the least amount of bentonite needed to achieve heat stability or protein stability.  Other fruit wines may need fining also. The most difficult part of fining trials is to have ...
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Grapevine Plant Quarantine and Certification Programs

Grapevine Plant Quarantine and Certification Programs

Apparently healthy grapevines growing at the nursery. By: Judit Monis, Ph. D. As I write this article, the world is experiencing the SARS-COV-2 pandemic responsible for causing COVID-19 disease.  Generally, I find it difficult to explain quarantine measures.  Today, I am sure that all of my readers might had practiced ...
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Grapevines and Water Stress, a Key to Quality

Grapevines and Water Stress, a Key to Quality

By: Dr. Richard Smart, vinedoctor@smartvit.com.au, www.smartvit.com.au Where is the best place to grow wine grapes,” I am often asked. The answer I give surprises many people. I say, “A cool desert, that is where! Deserts are typically sunny, but should be cool, and with sustainable supplies of irrigation water.” A ...
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Email Is Not Dead…But You Can Be Deadly With It!

Email Is Not Dead…But You Can Be Deadly With It!

Woman watching online videos on desktop By: Susan DeMatei I actually looked it up; AOL started in 1993, which brought in a revolution of using email for personal and business communication. Because this is not a new marketing channel, people assume it is passé. In fact, if you look at ...
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Palmaz Vineyards:  The Winery of the Future

Palmaz Vineyards: The Winery of the Future

The barrel room in the cave. Christian Palmaz is designing an artificial intelligence system that will monitor wines as they age in barrels. By: Nan McCreary If you want to envision the winery of the future—a winery that leverages cutting-edge technology with the ancient art of winemaking—look no further than ...
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Mobile Bottling Provides Experience, Expertise and Cost Control

Mobile Bottling Provides Experience, Expertise and Cost Control

Photo Credit: Signature Mobile Bottlers By: Gerald Dlubala The proper bottling of your wine is important. Timing, experience, state of the art equipment and expert knowledge are critical to the wine’s integrity, taste and shelf life. However, many wineries don’t have the budget for all the intricate machinery needed to ...
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End-of-Line Packaging:

End-of-Line Packaging:

Protecting Your Product, Productivity and Profit By: Cheryl Gray For any winery, end-of-line packaging is the protector of hours expended by both man and machine to get the finished product safely from vineyard to glass. Such a huge responsibility is shouldered by companies whose integrity is measured solely by how ...
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