Archive for the ‘Viticulture’ Category

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Global Climate is Shifting: UC Davis Discussion Invites You to Understand the Impact on Grape Growing

One of the best places in California for studying and scientifically understanding the wine industry is UC Davis. I’m not sure when you realized that global warming was a true warning. I heard it in the 60s and began to do my part. It’s been a somewhat lonely road, quite honestly, but I am thankful […]

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Napa Valley Beyond the Fires, Small Family Farms Are Bureaucratically Being Squeezed Out

In the event you’ve not heard about this grassroots effort, here it is again, as we wonder so much about Napa Valley these days… SAVE THE FAMILY FARMS “Save the Family Farms” is a group of owner-occupied grape growers, who make wine in Napa Valley and classify ourselves as “micro-producers.” We are small operations and […]

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The Show Must Go On ~ VINEYARD ECONOMICS SYMPOSIUM – ONLINE WEBCAST

Today, adaptability has never been more important. Because we all have no idea when the pandemic will just be a memory, we must all think about how our events are going to happen in the future. As I was listening to a story about how third world countries are struggling with this pandemic, I realized […]

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Who is that Global Winemaker Kerry Damskey? ~ Episode 1

Meeting Kerry Damskey, in this quick video series, begins the process of peeling away successful layers of what it takes to become an international, winemaking star, who’s successfully accomplished this particular pursuit. It is a calling, and it’s quite unique, with the people involved being very much adaptable. While using both sides of their brains […]

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Vineyard Economic Symposium Helps Us To Adjust

Near and dear to my heart, since I’m near – and so are the deer – in my back yard… the California wildfires of 2017 and 2019. When I looked out our glass back door, this is what I saw. Although this is a purchased image, my sight was a bit worse and a lot […]

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Sustainability for Sonoma County Now at 99 Percent

In my story of Napa Valley – All of the Rutherford Dust Society Landholding Members are Now Active in the Napa Green Land Program – I mentioned the following: “The twenty-five-year-old organization of growers and vintners in the Rutherford appellation, announced in January 2020, that all of their landholding members are now active in the […]

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All of the Rutherford Dust Society Landholding Members are Now Active in the Napa Green Land Program

ANDRÉ TCHELISTCHEFF said, “It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet.” This has not been missed, but those who love, grow, make, and enjoy drinking Napa Valley Cabernets. The perfect location for a perfect American Cabernet. If you don’t believe that yet, look up land prices. [All photos are copy written by Jo ‘Diaz. All […]

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2019 HARVEST AT MAISON BRUNO PAILLARD

[All images in this blog posting are the property of Bruno Paillard. Please do not copy..] If you’ve missed the latest harvest results for Champagne this year, I’m going to share it with you. Having been in France this past August, I can only imagine the struggles that they felt (extreme heat and grapes of […]

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Fairness in Pricing ~ Suisun Valley is Only Asking for its Fair Share

When I began working with Suisun Valley, some 14 years ago, I was taken to one section of a vineyard, where Napa Valley crosses over into Suisun Valley. I was shown the northern part of the road (Napa Valley side) and was told the grapes from the same contiguous vineyard were selling for $3,000 a […]

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Charles Krug Winery ~ An American Dynasty of the Best Kind

When I first came to California, I had solid PR credentials. With 11 years in WBLM radio broadcasting as their publicist, I knew all about radio broadcasting and not only creating, but also keeping their public file. What I didn’t have was the slightest knowledge about wine. Still, I was ready to take it on. […]