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What is a Winemaker? (Part 1)

What is a Winemaker? (Part 1)

By Thomas J. Payette, Winemaking Consultant A winemaker is a person that is engaged in the selection and growing of a perishable raw material that is made into a perishable fermented product containing alcohol. This simplistic statement just begins to state one’s duty as a winemaker. In reality a winemaker ...
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Pruning Techniques and Tools

Pruning Techniques and Tools

By Robin Dohrn-Simpson Between last year’s harvest and the new growing season lies a gnarled mess of grape vines. The plants rested during the winter and are ready to begin their new growth cycle. First, however, the dormant plants will need pruning. For vines young and old, pruning is the ...
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Tips & Best Practices for Wildlife Control in the Vineyard

Tips & Best Practices for Wildlife Control in the Vineyard

Few things frustrate vineyard operators more than producing healthy grapes only to have them eaten by pests. Small insects are a significant cause for concern, but larger animals often put delicate grapes at risk as well. This article will discuss the topic of wildlife control in the vineyard and the ...
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Waterloo Container Will Be At Upcoming Trade Shows

Waterloo Container Will Be At Upcoming Trade Shows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 25, 2019 Contact: Bobbi StebbinsTelephone: 315-539-3922 ext 47Email: bstebbins@waterloocontainer.comWebsite: Waterloocontainer.com Waterloo, NY, February 25, 2019– Waterloo Container is pleased to announce that we will be showing off our packaging and product options at several upcoming local and national industry trade shows. National Tradeshows give Waterloo Container the ...
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What Wineries Should Know About Labels, Printing, and Bottle Engraving

What Wineries Should Know About Labels, Printing, and Bottle Engraving

By Alyssa Ochs In the wine industry, a label is much more than a sticker on the bottle identifying the brand. Rather, a label is an opportunity to tell consumers about your winery, the intricacies of a particular type of wine, and to highlight its character and quality. That is ...
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Welcome to Fizz Club

Welcome to Fizz Club

By April Ingram Over the past 15 years, international sales of Champagne and sparkling wine have strengthened. The increased sales are due, in part, to the increase in exceptional sparkling wines being made in wine regions throughout the world, including Canada. Even though Champagne remains the gold standard, with the ...
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The Spirit of Alliance:  Oregon’s Philosophy of Collaboration

The Spirit of Alliance: Oregon’s Philosophy of Collaboration

By Robin Dohrn-Simpson Although Oregon has been home to vineyards as far back as 1847, after the end of Prohibition in 1933, it needed a bit of rebuilding. It wasn’t until the 1960s and 70s that winemakers made the trek from the Mediterranean and mild climates of California to do ...
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WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS: Fermentation And Storage Tanks

WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS: Fermentation And Storage Tanks

By Gerald Dlubala The style and type of fermentation and storage tanks used in wineries are dependent on many factors, but always includes the winemaker’s beliefs, experiences and history regarding the quality and traits of the wine they want to produce. Tank suppliers have become true partners with wine producers, ...
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Embracing Marketing Automation in the World of Amazon

Embracing Marketing Automation in the World of Amazon

By Susan DeMatei Amazon has changed the way we look at eCommerce. They arguably pioneered consumer ratings, suggested products, retargeting ads, and many of the online marketing tools we now take for granted. All of these can be bucketed under the category of marketing automation. While that sounds scary, it ...
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Spray, Mow And Mulch Your Way To Better Grape Yields

Spray, Mow And Mulch Your Way To Better Grape Yields

By Gerald Dlubala Quality wines start with quality grapes. Quality grapes start with quality care, meaning everything from the soil to the prevention of disease and insect damage. Proper mowers, mulchers and spray systems can help with this process. Slimline Manufacturing: Go With The Flow Wayne Riddle sells Turbo-Mist Agricultural ...
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