Mike Needham will become the new California Interior Grape Broker. ... Also in the Turrentine Update, the number of gallons actively for sale in 2021 is beginning to decrease, but the number of lots being listed are still increasing. This highlights two dynamics: Continued consumer sales in larger retail and the continued challenging sales for smaller and medium wineries in on-premise.
The Sentia Hand-Held Wine Analyzer is now available for purchase for the measurement of free SO2. Using proven technology, the Sentia analyzer provides rapid, accurate analysis of SO2 with no sample preparation, no calibration and minimal staff training.
With approval of Senate Bill 85, state funding to the tune of $3.35 million from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will help ensure much-needed direct relief to farmers left out of previous aid efforts as well as language and culturally appropriate technical assistance.
With California farmers and ranchers finding increasing difficulty in purchasing wildfire insurance for their businesses and properties, the California Farm Bureau welcomed today's call by the state insurance commissioner for data on commercial insurance coverage.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of more than $330 million to help agricultural producers and organizations in the food supply chain recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In partnership, the Lodi Winegrape Commission will provide a virtual masterclass on sustainable viticulture and LODI RULES - the first comprehensive and, arguably, most rigorous sustainability standard in the country.
El Dorado Wine Grape Growers invites all interested persons to a timely discussion on powdery mildew and early season management and cultural practices led by Lynn Wunderlich, U.C. Cooperative Extension Central Sierra Farm Advisor, on Wednesday, April 21.
"A crystal ball would be nice in terms of climate change," said Stuart Spoto, the Oakville Station winemaker. "I let the experts take the lead. Having UC Davis in our backyard is beyond words for the benefit we get."
The biggest update to Google Earth since 2017 combines more than 24 million satellite photos, two petabytes of data, and 2 million hours of CPU processing time to create a 4.4-terapixel interactive view showing how the Earth has changed from 1984 to 2020.
Hugh Johnson is one of the world's best-selling wine writers, known for The World Atlas of Wine and his annual Pocket Wine Book, both of which were first published in the 1970s. Johnson has also written 25 other groundbreaking books, including the remarkable The Story of Wine.
Under the latest guidance from CDPH, events statewide can resume on April 15. The size of allowable gatherings ranges from 25 people to 400, depending on the tier of the county in which the event is taking place, whether it's indoors or outdoors, and if guests are vaccinated.