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Exploring Accommodation Options at Wineries

By: Becky Garrison Wineries looking to provide their guests with elevated wine-tasting experiences might want to explore the option of offering accommodations at their winery or vineyard. Kristen Baxter, operations manager for Abbey Road Farm in Carlton, Oregon, said, "Our lodging is integral to our business model, as it allows ...
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BlueJacket Crossing Winery & Vineyard  

Award-Winning Wines With Memorable Views in a Family Atmosphere By: Gerald Dlubala Follow the Oregon Trail through Kansas, and you’ll run right through the aptly named BlueJacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery in Eudora, about halfway between Kansas City and Lawrence. “There’s a historic landmark," said Kandaya “Pep” Selvan, owner, vintner ...
Finding Balance Between Wildlife Control and Natural Habitats

Finding Balance Between Wildlife Control and Natural Habitats

By: Alyssa L. Ochs As many vineyards take a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to grape growing, habitat destruction has become a topic worth learning more about. Delicate ecosystems depend upon agricultural biodiversity to help the land and native species thrive, yet at the same time, vineyards must safeguard their crops ...
Biochemistry Offers a New Defense

Biochemistry Offers a New Defense

Arming Vineyards with the Best Weapons Against Their Worst Enemies By: Cheryl Gray Left unchecked, an army of an invasive species as tiny as an eighth of an inch can destroy acres upon acres of vineyard grapes. We are talking about the dreaded mealybug. There are multiple species of this ...
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The Producers’ Blind Spot

The Role of the Municipality and Local Ordinances and the Producers’ Operational Goals By: Louis J. Terminello, Esq. and Bradley Berkman, Esq. Let’s face it, many of us, likely including the writer(s) and readers alike, find the making of wine, beer, and spirits not only to be a labor of ...
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Greece: A Wine Odyssey 

By: Tod Stewart It’s hot. I mean, it’s really (expletive) hot. Hades hot. The afternoon sun, with not a cloud to diffuse its merciless heat, beats down on the vines. And on me. I’m not sure if vines sweat, but I’m starting to get just a tad sticky under the ...
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What is a Website Template & Ten Reasons You Want One

By: Susan DeMatei, Founder of WineGlass Marketing In today's fast-changing landscape, web experts agree that we should redesign our websites every three years. Don't get us wrong, that doesn’t mean touch your website every three years. You should constantly update and keep your website current, but we're talking about a ...
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Maximizing Weed Control with Herbicides

By: Kirk Williams, Lecturer-Texas Tech University While there are many methods to control weeds, weed control with herbicides remains a viable option due to its lower cost versus other options such as mechanical cultivation. When herbicide applications are done efficiently it can be a much faster process when compared to ...
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Moving Wine in the Cellar

By: Tom Payette - Winemaking Consultant  Transfers are a large part of the day to day operations in the cellar and on the crush pad; yet, few documents exist what should be considered when doing transfers. Below are some ideas and tips to think of when transferring wine or juice ...
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Update on Grapevine Plant Quarantine and Certification Programs

By: Judit Monis, Ph.D. - Vineyard and Plant Health Consultant New methods are being applied for the testing of imported plants and the certified foundation mother blocks at the University of California at Davis that manages the foundation blocks for the California (CDFA) certification program.  After so many years of ...