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Rare Wines Around The World 

Rare Wines Around The World 

By: Hanifa Sekandi Every wine collector believes their collection of vintage wines is nothing like anyone has ever seen. When collectors curate wines, they look for the best and go to great lengths to get their hands on a bottle. If this is you, you may be missing a few ...
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The Cape Crusaders of PIWOSA 

The Cape Crusaders of PIWOSA 

By: Tod Stewart Challenging perceptions - and righting misconceptions - typically isn’t an easy thing to do. This is especially true when attempting to raise the stature of something generally not held in particularly high esteem. Until fairly recently, the wines of South Africa tended to be passed over by ...
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Wineries Enhance Profits and Customers’ Palettes with Mulled Wine

Wineries Enhance Profits and Customers’ Palettes with Mulled Wine

Olde Tradition Spice Helps Wineries Create New Flavors and New Sales Studies have shown that the spices used in mulling may have significant health benefits formany individuals. Wine pairing usually means matching a wine to a particular food to enhance the enjoyment of both. Wineries are now discovering another kind ...
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Applying Fertilizer to Vineyards After Harvest 

Applying Fertilizer to Vineyards After Harvest 

By: Annie Klodd, University of Minnesota Extension Throughout the growing season, we see our grapevines grow and change immensely. Berries turn from green to red, and shoots grow from inches to feet in a matter of weeks. What we do not see is all the behind-the-scenes work - the vines ...
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Cash Still Operation

Cash Still Operation

By: Tom Payette, Winemaking Consultant Testing Volatile Acidity Volatile acidity, vinegar production, is an important measurement to obtain when making wine.  Wine is a perishable product, from a perishable fruit (notably grapes) for our purpose.  Getting early measurements of volatile acidity on the fruit is essential to help measure the ...
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What Records Do You Need at the Time of a Claim?

What Records Do You Need at the Time of a Claim?

By: Trevor Troyer, Vice President Agricultural Risk Management, LLC So, you have opened up a claim in your vineyard due to freeze/frost damage. What’s next? When do you get paid? How much do you get? When is the adjuster going to come out? How does the claims process work? What ...
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Insights From Overseas:Three DTC Trends from Europe

Insights From Overseas:Three DTC Trends from Europe

By: Susan DeMatei, Founder of WineGlass Marketing After navigating our client’s business and company growth during the last two roller-coaster years, I was ready for a significant break. Armed with credits from two canceled vacations and many pent-up credit card miles, I cashed in for an extended European visit in ...
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Rules of the Road for Social Media Advertising, Influencers and Wine Brand Owners

Rules of the Road for Social Media Advertising, Influencers and Wine Brand Owners

By: Louis J. Terminello, Esq. and Brad Berkman, Esq. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the world of beverage alcohol. As the reader knows, e-commerce sales of all alcoholic beverages, and especially wine, have grown exponentially. The reliance by the consumer on their computer is resulting in ...
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The Role of Oxygen in Winemaking

The Role of Oxygen in Winemaking

By: Becky Garrison During the Oregon Wine Symposium, held virtually from February 15-17, 2022, two sessions on the role of oxygen in winemaking. Following is a summary of some of these key findings. In explaining the role of oxygen, Dr. Gavin Sacks, professor and associate chair of food science at ...
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