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Practical Winery & Vineyard

by Robert Smiley, Ph.D., and Nicholas Simmons
 

Industry Leaders Optimistic About Premium Wines

 
 

Millennials, whose baby boomer parents were the first generation of premium wine drinkers in the United States, are consuming more and higher value wines, driven by a thirst for quality, new experiences and information-sharing, according to wine industry leaders surveyed by the University of California, Davis.

 
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Viewpoint

by Pam Strayer
 

The Organic Opportunity: Will the U.S. Wine Industry Miss Out?

 
 

Every day, it seems the world is trending more and more toward organics. Sales of organic food are skyrocketing. England’s Prince Charles announced that’s he’s joining a new initiative to keep more of the world’s carbon in soils through organic farming techniques.

 
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Viewpoint

by Clark Smith
 

Selecting a Machine for Reverse Osmosis

 
 

Reverse osmosis machine sales are suddenly going crazy—up an order of magnitude from past years. Three decades after the introduction of reverse osmosis (RO), wineries are now prosperous enough to afford their own machines, and they are at last getting hip to the technology’s many quality-enhancing powers.

 
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