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April 2016 Issue of Wines & Vines
 
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COVER STORY

 
 

Barrel Rescue

Turning used oak barrels into new oak adjuncts for wine maturation

by Kerry Wilkinson, Sijing Li, Paul Grbin and Peter Warren
 
 

TOP STORIES

 
 

Diageo Helps Treasury Back From Cliff

by Paul Franson
 
 

Researchers Confirm Red Blotch Vector

by Andrew Adams and Jim Gordon
 
 

GROWING & WINEMAKING

 
 

Packaging Planning Is Critical for Bottling Day

by Andy starr
 
 

Suppliers, Industry Seek Clarity on Yeast Sales Tax

California to stop charging sales tax on wine yeast, refunds will be available for wineries

by Andrew Adams
 
 

Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing

An excerpt from the new book by Dr. Mark A. Matthews questions the popularly accepted link between high yield and low quality

by Mark A. Matthews
 
 

TECHNICAL REVIEW

 
 

Comstock Wines

New winery in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley offers flexible winemaking

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 

Product Focus: Oak Barrel Alternative Products

by Andrew Adams
 
 

WINE INDUSTRY METRICS

 

Winery Industry Metrics

Data-driven news on the wine economy

 

PRACTICAL WINERY & VINEYARD

 
 

Why Wine Producers Hate Franchise Laws

A system designed for selling cars still applies to wine sales in many states

by John Trinidad
 
 

Micronutrients and Calcium Can Reduce Botrytis in Grapevines  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

Uncovering the uses of manganese, zinc, boron, seaweed and humic acid extracts to fight disease

by Dr. Larry Parker
 
 

Managing Mineral Nutrient Efficiency  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

Beyond the 'four R's' of fertilization

by Stan Grant
 
 

WINE EAST FEATURES

 
 

Spontaneous Fermentations

A case study in the Finger Lakes explores where 'wild' yeast comes from

by Anna Katharine Mansfield and Camila Tahim