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09/14/20

The UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology presents: The West Coast Smoke Exposure Task Force Grape Sampling protocol; The WCSETF Small-Scale Fermentation Protocol; Video of Dr. Anita Oberholster processing grapes with the Small-Scale Fermentation Protocol; and an FAQ sheet. The department will convene a Zoom Q&A session tomorrow.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Working with Winery Partners to Mitigate Risk and Losses Due to Disaster

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Distributors, others, get on board. "We're hoping this fund grows into tens of millions of dollars."

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In case you missed it Friday, Burgess Cellars, the historic Napa Valley vineyard and winery founded by Tom and Linda Burgess in 1972 on the hillsides of Howell Mountain, has been sold to the Lawrence Family.

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Attendees have access to content at the Wine Industry Technology Symposium taking place on September 15, 2020.

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Restaurants that do reopen will have to follow rules including temperature checks for all guests, and a requirement that one member of every party leaves information for contact tracing.

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Typically held over multiple days at the Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford, Napa Valley, Calif., the festival has established itself as the country's most significant annual brain health fundraising event.

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Smoke plumes have reached 55,000 feet in height, with embedded thunderstorms, lightning and possible tornadoes

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Jason Smith, owner of Valley Farm Management in Salinas, estimates 25% of the wine grape acreage his company farms will not be usable and that in the Santa Lucia Highlands, 75% to 90% of wine grapes could be rejected.

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"I've got two more weeks to go to test and I'm not sure that I'm even going to pick some of mine. I may just take my losses and go home." - Oscar Renteria

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"I'm worried about smoke. We're still a couple of weeks from harvest, but I'll be picking enough fruit to … kind of get a look at the future to see whether we have smoke-taint or not." - Gary Figgins

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"The historic normal for Oregon is no longer the norm. I talk to guys who have been in this business for decades. There's no living memory of anything like this."- Andrew Kirkland

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"Mostly we're concerned with the ash falling from the sky. All of our equipment, everything is covered with ash." - Kim Abrahams, Lingua Franca Winery

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"It's very vineyard specific and so far from what we've seen, it's not going to be an issue for us." - Adam Mettler, Michael David Winery

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Johnny White and the Pina Vineyard Management crews used bulldozers to cut lines above the resort to keep the fire away.

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This past week has brought unprecedented weather conditions to Willamette Valley. The timing was unfortunate as grape harvest was in full swing. With bunch weights averaging about 10% to 20 below average, all signs were pointing to an epic vintage of exceptional quality

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No stranger to winning across various categories at the well-regarded annual bash, Atkin picked up the Mazzei International Wine Columnist of the Year Award 2020 for work in this publication and on timatkin.com.

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Founders Mark Albrecht and his wife Lindsey Albrecht set out to provide a one-of-kind experience, blending fine wine with exquisite interior design.

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Past traumatic events brought rise in alcohol dependency

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"This is traditional Korean medicine. This is not something that people drink anymore. It's an historic drink and it was drunk in order to cure bone breakage and bruises."

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After a long week of staying home to help curb the spread of coronavirus, a glass of wine might sound good to you. A glass of frozen wine - a wine slushie - sounds even better. Now, change that glass to a growler.

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Owners Andrea and Nate O'Shea just finished harvesting merlot grapes on a third of their vineyard when a Category EF-1 tornado blew through Edgewater and Annapolis right before 6 p.m. Sept. 3. The violent winds only lasted a few minutes but severely damaged the property.

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On Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, the area around Eugene, Oregon, clocked AQI values well into the 700 range on the real-time air-quality monitoring site PurpleAir, greatly exceeding the scale's maximum value of 500.

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In a world where cinemas are shuttered and Netflix is cheap, how do you get people to stream new movies? You offer them wine.

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It took more than 1000 years to identify in Tuscany the viticultural traces of religious pilgrims hiking from Spain to Rome to visit the Pope. Today you can drink a bottle of wine that would not exist without those pilgrims.

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It's a topic that divides winemakers, but few consumers ever think about - clonal selection.

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74 have won awards so far this year at three events

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As high as 11,000 feet, the craggy peaks of the Pyrenees set a natural border between Northeast Spain and Southeast France. The range divides the winemaking communities of Catalonia and Roussillon, though certain cultural proclivities have seeped through. Among them is awe over the profundity of Grenache.

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Meet Angela Scott, 44. There are only 409 people worldwide who have that elite title. They are "consultants, winemakers, buyers, shippers, business owners, retailers, academics, sommeliers, wine educators, writers, journalists and more."

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If you've suddenly become addicted to checking the air quality index, you're not alone. As days of bad Bay Area quality seem to drag on indefinitely, everyone on the West Coast is eager for clear skies.

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Although the first day of picking grapes in the sparkling wine region was authorised as Monday 17 August by the Comité Champagne, the harvest in fact began on August 13 in the Côte des Bars village of Buxeuil

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Created by the American Trucking Associations, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week honors the 3.5 million professional truck drivers moving America forward ...

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The region's rural communities have been rooted in cannabis cultivation for decades. But the same sheltered landscape that gave rise to a black-market pot empire ? thick public and private forest ? is also likely to sustain flames until significant rains arrive, which could be weeks or months away.

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By R. Smart, D. Bruer, C. Collins, A. Corsi, I. Jeffrey, C. Karantonis, L. Lockshin, R. Muhlack, D. Oemcke, B. Pike and E. Wilkes. The aim of this multi-author paper is to encourage the Australian grape and wine sector to engage in a strategy of climate change mitigation.