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An Alternative for Every Decision

Spectrum of oak barrel alternative products grows wider and their uses more precise

by Andrew Adams
 
 

TOP STORIES

 
 

Treasury Appoints CEO as Earnings Drop

by Jim Gordon, with Paul Franson
 
 

Eastern Wine Industry Economy Grows

by Linda Jones McKee
 
 

Despite Rains, California Drought Continues

by Andrew Adams
 
 

GROWING & WINEMAKING

 
 

Ramping Up Your Winery's Lab

Second installment in wine lab series discusses more complex equipment and testing

by Richard Carey
 
 

TECHNICAL REVIEW

 
 

The Winery of the Future

Elements of it are operating today, say UC Davis professors

by Paul Franson
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 
 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PRACTICAL WINERY & VINEYARD

 
 

Role of soil moisture at bud break  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

by Hemant Gohil, WSU-IAREC, Prosser, Wash.
 
 

Why 'per acre' spray dose calibration no longer applies

by Larry Whitted
 
 

Improving management of grape powdery mildew with new tools and knowledge  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

by Walter Mahaffee, USDA, Oregon; Seth Schwebs, Coastal Viticultural Consultants; Francesca Hand, Ohio State University, Doug Gubler, University of California, Davis; Brian Baily and Rob Stoll, University of Utah
 
 

Helpful guide to train tasting room staff, sales representatives  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

Tasting Basics, About Smell, Chapter 1, Section 5

by Marnie Old
 
 

WINE EAST FEATURES

 
 

Winter Survival of Vidal Blanc Vines for Ice Wine Production

Study investigates the effect of cluster thinning and pruning on crop level

by Imed Dami
 
 
 
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