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January 2017 Issue of Wines & Vines
 
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COVER STORY

 
 

Today's 'Amazing' Wine Diversity

Critic for The New York Times to give keynote address at Unified

by Kate Lavin
 
 

HARVEST REPORT

 
 

VINTAGE 2016: Return to Normal Across Much of North America

Good to excellent quality reported in most regions; drought and inclement weather cause problems in some areas

by Andrew Adams
 
 

TOP STORIES

 
 

Nearly 75% of California Still in Drought

by Andrew Adams
 
 

Slow Restaurant Traffic Not Affecting Wine

by Paul Franson
 
 

Smoke Leaves Unwanted Mark on Carmel Valley Wine Grapes

by Andrew Adams
 
 

Climate Change Upsets Tradition, Demands Winemaking Flexibility

by Jim Gordon
 
 

Okanagan Valley Grapegrowers Face the 64,000-Bug Question

by Peter Mitham
 
 

Washington State Vineyards Attract Immigrant Investment

by Peter Mitham
 
 

Pinot Gris Virus Discovered in More Napa Vineyards

by Ted Rieger
 
 

Vineyards Lose Labor to Marijuana Growers

by Bill Ward
 
 

GROWING & WINEMAKING

 
 

A Conversation with Jared Brandt

Half of husband-and-wife team Donkey & Goat discusses skin-contact whites and whole-cluster reds

by Laurie Daniel
 
 

The Radical Reshaping of Babcock Vineyards

Revolutionary farming using a cane-suspension trellis system

by Tama Takahashi
 
 

Fifty Shades of Greywater

How to use recycled water at your vineyard

by Alison Torbitt
 
 

Start Planning Equipment Purchases Now

by Andy Starr
 
 

CONSTRUCTION

 
 

A Conversation with Jeff Goodwin

Principal in BAR Architects notes trends in good design and materials

by Laurie Daniel
 
 

TECHNOLOGY

 
 

Sugarloaf Crush

Opening just in time for harvest, new winery plans to offer premium winemaking services in Sonoma Valley

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 

Concrete Tanks

Fermentation and storage vessels come in many shapes and sizes

by Andrew Adams
 
 

WINE INDUSTRY METRICS

 

Winery Industry Metrics

Data-driven news on the wine economy

 

PACKAGING

 
 

Tiering Up Wine Brand Portfolios

Cohesive packaging fosters consumer loyalty

by By Jane Firstenfeld
 
 

WINE EAST FEATURES

 
 

Determining the Best Cold Hardiness Measurement

Nearly two-dozen grape varieties tested for ability to withstand below-freezing temperatures

by Imed Dami
 
 

EDITOR'S LETTER

 
 

Equipped for the Future: Insights for 2017

by Jim Gordon