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05/27/21

The system uses a LiDAR (light detection and ranging) high-speed scanning unit mounted on the front of the sprayer unit or tractor that scans the canopy ahead of the spray nozzles to create a 3-dimensional rendering of the canopy and its size. This information is then processed to determine what spray nozzles are activated and how they pulse to apply spray at variable rates to match the canopy size and architecture.

05/27/21

The industry needs to put up money to develop a baseline measurement of the compounds labs use to quantify smoke impact because many of those compounds exist naturally in wine grapes, and vary depending on variety and location. Developing a database is an imminent industry priority, said David E. Block, chair of the viticulture and enology department at the University of California. His department is in conversation with growers and vintners - "potential partners" the university could work with on smoke impact research.

05/27/21

Water right holders in the Upper Russian River watershed were notified of insufficient supply. Those who continue diverting after receiving notices are subject to enforcement actions.

05/27/21

Fossil fuel companies have told shareholders the Paris Agreement lacks teeth but this ruling could change the game. It could pave the way for similar cases in other countries, forcing oil companies to reduce fossil fuel production.

05/27/21

quote, "these actions are being taken exclusively to manage litigation risk and not because of any safety concerns ... "

05/27/21

NVV formed a 50-vintner wildfire committee, along with three task forces: one dedicated to finding ways for winery owners to protect their own properties; a second to explore the county's firefighting efforts; and the third focused on reducing wildfire fuels. Vintners are installing perimeter sprinkler systems, clearing combustible brush around their properties, and training teams to deal with smaller, spot fires

05/27/21

"Everyone should be doing what they can to prepare their properties."

05/27/21

2020 Carneros Pinot Noir grapes from Ricci Vineyard directly pressed with no skin contact.

05/27/21

Schug Carneros Estate is celebrating 41 years of devotion to Pinot Noir.

05/27/21

For every bottle of Josh Cellars Reserve Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon sold, $1 will be donated to the National Volunteer Firefighter Council (NVFC) or other local firefighter charities.

05/27/21

With over 40 years of leadership in luxury Pinot Grigio, CEO Bill Terlato traveled to the Northeast of Italy in 2012 to create the next chapter for their family and the category. In 2014, he released Terlato Vineyards Estate grown and bottled Pinot Grigio from Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy's most renowned white wine region.

05/27/21

In case you missed it: A new fellowship, in memory of UC Davis alumnus and Napa Valley winemaker Richard A. Ward, has been established in the Department of Viticulture and Enology by his spouse, Linda Reiff, to help in the development of a new generation of winemakers.

05/27/21

Two new scholarships, The Golden Vines Masters of Wine and The Golden Vines Master Sommelier Scholarships have been created. Both of these Golden Vines Masters of Wine and Golden Vines Master Sommelier Scholarships are worth £12,500 each, and will cover the full costs of tuition, examination and tastings incurred by the student studying for these programmes

05/27/21

adds details: Ulises Valdez Jr. is charged with DUI and has significant injuries. Gary Farrell's staff is working to coordinate when Osborne's family can come over from Australia but travel restrictions are delaying the process and a memorial will likely be postponed until July.

05/27/21

France, Spain, and Germany saw the most drastic shipment drops last year

05/27/21

Wine might have enjoyed a boom during the lockdown, but sake wasn't so lucky.

05/27/21

The startup provides software and payments for restaurants and small businesses.

05/27/21

Whether it comes from a bout of creativity, from deliberate plans for business diversification or a total change in career path, winemakers are devoting themselves to distillation.

05/27/21

"We believe this list represents the best of Napa Valley right now."

05/27/21

Here are the first two words of our tasting notes: "We're surprised."

05/27/21

in Waters' forthcoming book-We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto-her aperture expands far beyond food.

05/27/21

Farmers quickly discovered that one crop that thrived in this remote spot was grapes. Today vines cover 775 acres-more than half of the original Forestry Farm.

05/27/21

For the next seven days, Victorians will be required to stay at home except for essential work, shopping, exercise, caregiving or to get a Covid vaccine. No gatherings are allowed and travel is restricted.

05/27/21

Nearly half Canadians say border should remain closed until at least September

05/27/21

"Other biogenic amines found in food and wine include tyramine, putrescine and phenylethylamine. In large amounts, all can cause unpleasant side effects. ... The question for all winemakers to consider is: How much is too much BA?"

05/27/21

This in turn could help boost recognition of Chile's varietal diversity, helping to dispel the mistaken idea that the country "only grows two or three things", such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.

05/27/21

"Thanks to 3D printing, we are able to deliver ceramic amphorae in all sizes and almost all shapes very quickly", says Quentin Joly. As the company's sales manager, he is also a co-shareholder in 3D Minerals, which was set up in the same premises in 2019 to design and sell patented 3D printing machines for ceramic objects.