Archive for the Tag 'Agriculture'

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American AgCredit ~ Scholarship Program

I’m very familiar with American Ag Credit. They’re exemplary when it comes to supporting the farming community (which includes viticulture). The agriculture credit company has an acute understanding of how important it is to not only enrich the present generation of farmers, but to also guarantee that future farmers are provided with enrichment opportunities, too. […]

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How to get a wine writer’s attention via Email ~ Josh Wine Cellars

I decided to begin the blog in preparation for the future: And, as always, I went looking for the Web address, to create the link. I was immediately sucked in:

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Compound found in red wine causes conflicting changes in dogs’ immune systems

I just got an E-Mail, with no link to the video or any content at all, but obviously someone was very excited. So, I went looking to see if the subject title was accurate or another spammer. (I get about 250 spam emails a day. It’s exhausting to filter and delete such nonsense.) The title […]

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Theopolis Vineyards to The Rescue –

Headed to Theopolis Vineyards, Jose and I were so excited to get out of our “seven days a week” home office. We weren’t in the frame of mind to be paying strict attention to all of our details. It was a gorgeous Saturday, and we were headed for an adventure. We entered the Yorkville Highlands […]

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VIT 101 ~ 7 ~ Cover Crops

WARNING: If you’re in the wine business, this is only VIT 101. This blog story has been created for people just learning about vineyards. Please judge accordingly. VIT 101: Cover Crops in a Vineyard Cover crops benefit a vineyard in a few ways. They begin by repelling harmful pests. By having a cover crop of […]

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Sustainable Viticulture ~ Vine Health Made Simple

Growing up with a grandmother who made it through the Great Depression had (and still has) its advantages; many of them having to do with being sustainably sound; i.e., growing all of her own foods for the summer, winter, and spring months… from growing to canning, freezing, pickling, and making jams and jellies. I even […]

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“Jo, you are promulgating some awful myths” ~ The Primer & The Proper Response

This was a comment on my story about organic wines: Jo, you are promulgating some awful myths… What follows is the The Primer & The Proper Response backup, because who can leave all of this below in a comment box? Let me just state first and foremost, I’m a product of the “Summer of Love.” […]

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Winemaking as a Viticultural Experience ~ Dan Kleck

[This image of Dan has been borrowed from the Donati Family Vineyard Website.] Dan Kleck is a wine maker that I met through Donati Family Vineyard. Dan his own brand ~ Silverstone Wines, and is also an artist, which gives you another quick snapshot into the world of this talented wine maker. I’ve also just […]