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The Scott Henry Training System;  Easy to Learn, And a Route to Improved Profitability & Wine Quality

The Scott Henry Training System; Easy to Learn, And a Route to Improved Profitability & Wine Quality

By: Dr. Richard E Smart and Amaya Atucha We wrote this article to promote the use of the Scott Henry training system in vineyard regions of North America; for reasons which we do not completely understand the system has been overlooked, under-researched and also under-promoted. For those growers who use ...
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Viticulture in Argentina & Chile  from a Plant Pathologist Perspective

Viticulture in Argentina & Chile from a Plant Pathologist Perspective

By: Judit Monis, Ph.D. This year I was invited to speak at different events organized by the Chilean Nursery Association (AGV) and Wines of Chile. While in Chile, I attended the 19th Congress of the International Council for the study of virus and virus-like diseases of the grapevine (ICVG). The ...
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Priming Your Irrigation Systems for the Season  (Part 1)

Priming Your Irrigation Systems for the Season (Part 1)

By: Tracey L. Kelley Irrigation system maintenance is a vast topic of discussion—so much so, to do this article, we needed a team of experts to address it—in two parts. Mark Hewitt, the district sales manager for the ag products division of Rain Bird Corporation in Azusa, California, put it ...
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Did You Patent that Copyrighted Trademark?  Um, No.

Did You Patent that Copyrighted Trademark? Um, No.

Brian D. Kaider, Esq. Having worked in intellectual property for nearly 20 years, I often take for granted that people have a working knowledge of the different types of IP rights. That misconception is frequently revealed when a friend or family member (with whom I’ve had many conversations about IP) ...
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Aroma Trials

Aroma Trials

By: Thomas J. Payette, Winemaking Consultant OK– your wine smells good but can it have a better aroma? Always keep this in mind as a winemaker or winery owner. The largest violation of “house palate”, a process where winemakers overlook their wine flaws because they taste their own wines too ...
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Is Your Facility Ready to Host Events?

Is Your Facility Ready to Host Events?

By: Markel Insurance As the spring season brings new life to the vineyards and offers opportunities of growth, so too are winery owners looking for new growth in their operations with increased sales. Having a great experience at a winery results in improved customer loyalty, increased publicity and more sales ...
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Here Come the Hybrids

Here Come the Hybrids

By: Nan McCreary We hear a lot about hybrid cars, hybrid fruits, hybrid vegetables and even hybrid animals, but what about hybrid grapes? Traditionally, wines made from hybrid grapes have been a non-starter for wine lovers, but that’s about to change. As we prepare to enter a new decade, more ...
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Email: The Biggest Tool in Your Digital Marketing Toolbox

Email: The Biggest Tool in Your Digital Marketing Toolbox

By: Susan DeMatei, WineGlass Marketing It is 2019. We shouldn’t be having the conversation about whether you should email or not. If you feel you are bothering your customers, then the problem is with your content, not the delivery vehicle. Email is not dead, in fact it’s as relevant as ...
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Canada Vows to Loosen Federal Barriers to Interprovincial Wine Trade

Canada Vows to Loosen Federal Barriers to Interprovincial Wine Trade

By: Briana Tomkinson For almost a century, Canadian wineries have been prevented from shipping their wines direct-ly to customers living in other provinces. After the most recent federal budget announcement earlier this year, however, wine industry leaders say they are cautiously optimistic that Prohibi-tion-era rules restricting trade could soon be ...
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Dirty Laundry Vineyard:  Va Va Voom

Dirty Laundry Vineyard: Va Va Voom

By: Adrienne Roman The Canadian Pacific Railway was built between Eastern Canada and British Columbia in the late 1800s. Thousands of Chinese laborers were contracted to work under extremely dangerous conditions. One of these brave men, Sam Suey, decided to abandon his unrelenting position on the railroad in favor of ...
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