Dr Ramin Rafiei has been awarded the $ 22,000 viticulture and oenology 2014 science and innovation award for young people in agriculture, sponsored by the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation ( GWRDC). Rafiei, a research associate professor and senior instrumentation engineer at the University of Western Australia will use his prize to develop a low-cost, light-weight, high-performance infrared spectrometer to detect grapevine water stress in real time.
…union'; something seemingly more complicated and intangible than mere biodynamism. Grapes from the Bessards commune lend support and acidity whilst those from the Greffieux commune provide a winning purity of fruit. The 2012 has notes of cassis and black cherry with a gently smoky backdrop.
Bernard Faurie is a fairly conservative vigneron . In all probability he has done the same thing for the last fifty years, and watched with wry amusement …
The wine industry is undergoing a transformation to form a new statutory body, the Australian Grape and Wine Authority ( AGWA). The federal government passed bills in December and the new body will come into force on July 1.
Warwick Valley Grappa Grape Brandy comes form the original home of distilling in the Hudson Valley Owners Jason Grizzante and Jeremey Kidde have done a remarkable job making, branding, and selling fine spirits. Their grappa is a lovely, light, but powerful new spirit not long out in the marketplace. But as usual, Warwick Valley has done it right, and their grappa is already turning heads. Their grappas just won a double Gold medal at the recent Finger Lakes International Wine…
…and vote on the bill early next week.
Free the Grapes! is recommending that South Dakotans contact immediately House Commerce Committee members. Winery proponents can help the effort by reaching out to any customers and contacts in website to send their thoughts on the bill to South Dakota lawmakers.and urging them to visit the the Grapes!
Grape: A berry. Giver of wine. Contributor of the third-best Jolly Rancher flavor.
Arkoudaphobia: Fear of bears.
Mouthfeel: A descriptor for wine's texture on the tongue. Not to be confused with "eyesmell" or "butt-touch."
Palate: Correct. That's how many bottles of this wine you should buy. A pallet.
Aroma: This is the room where you drink wine.
Crepitus: The sound of two bones rubbing against each other. Gross, huh?
Drinking window: Your mouth. …
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What old world wine is's Grape and has three names?
Wine grape acreage:
Estimated Direct Revenue:
Winery Revenue = $ 1 billion; Wine Related Tourism = $ 1.06 billion
Full-time equivalent wine-related jobs:
27,455 in Washington, 68,719 nationwide*
Average hours of summer sunlight:
16 hours per day, about 1 more hour than California's prime growing region
Eight inches (20.32 cm) in Eastern Washington (the major grape growing region) 48 inches (121.92 cm) in Western Washington
I am a big fan of Palaia Vineyards. Jan and Joe Palaggi, together with Operations Manager, Craig Cowton, make wines of great intensity and beauty. Their whites are confident and varied. Their reds are of a Burgundian or Italian-styled inspiration - nice fruit and very good acidity. Great food wines.
102 - When Grapes Hit the Fan - Markham Vineyards' harvest explodes into life when a 120-ton day turns into a 150-ton marathon. In contrast, Elizabeth takes a leisurely stroll through her Merlot blocks, deciding to pick five tons and Marisa sets off for beautiful Pope Valley to monitor harvest progress.
103 - Homecoming Queen - The abundant harvest sees Marisa and her 3-year-old son head home to Sonoma County to meet up with her dad and buy fruit from some old family …