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01/16/19

Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows ...

01/15/19

The state's organization serving as the "voice" of the Columbia Basin Project elected new Board of Trustees to serve in 2019. The Columbia Basin Development League has supported the Bureau of Reclamation's Columbia Basin Project and future development since 1964. Last month, 10 board members were elected with five being new to the board. One position remains open after the sudden passing of Chet Pedersen of Quincy. The

01/14/19

In the last 20 years, small, independent wineries have made Chile exciting for aficionados. They have discovered a treasure chest of century-old dry-farmed vineyards in regions that weren't being taken seriously enough. And favorable currency rates put the country's best wines within reach

01/14/19

Pernod Ricard Argentina has decided to focus its attention and resources on the production of both still and sparkling wines at its Salta and Mendoza based wineries, as well as spirits at its distillery in Buenos Aires. VSPT has referred to the deal as a "strategic acquisition to continue the development of its product portfolio". The wine group already controls Argentine wine brands Finca La Celia and Bodega Tamarí

01/11/19

Scientists say the warming of the world's oceans is accelerating more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change given that the vast majority of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases ends up stored there. A new analysis, published Thursday in the journal Science, found that the oceans are heating up 40 percent faster on average than a United Nations panel estimated five years ago.

01/10/19

The front lines in the battle are everywhere, though news tends to focus on the change we can see: the water rising in the streets of Miami Beach, the fires raging in the hills of California, the sea passage opening in the Arctic Circle. While politician quibble over the cause and degree of the changes, winegrowers are feeling the impact directly in their lives and their businesses. Some are meeting to take action on their own initiative ...

01/08/19

With the creation of the new region of Ñuble, which borders the southern Chilean region of Bio-Bio, various challenges will arise in the agro-vitivinicultural context that should be addressed in order to operate properly and expand business opportunities in this important economic sector of Southern Chile

01/07/19

Business accelerator AgroWineLab will re launch the Pisco route in Elqui Valley and Limari, a specialized tour within prospective markets oriented to experts and distillates lovers who are willing to know the secrets in the work field and the distillation technique

01/03/19

Maximiliano Morales seeks out old vines along the 4,000 kilometers of wine valleys from the north to the south of Chile. He rescues old vineyards to produce wines from vinestocks brought by European immigrants dating back to the arrival of the Spanish in 1550. Morales presented the results of his research, that came as a result of a presentation he previously gave in October 2017 for students and professors at UC Davis in California in the Robert Mondavi Institute.

12/19/18

CORFO is a Chilean government agency, part of the Ministry of Economy, dedicated to the promotion of innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology. The objective of the CORFO PRAE competition is to support entrepreneurs with high growth potential and international scope. The competition is open to startups, and winners are evaluated on innovation in technology and in marketing. The prize awarded for the 2018 competition was 25 million Chilean pesos, about $42,000 US dollars.

12/19/18

The 41st World Congress of Vine & Wine "Shaping the Future: Production and Market Challenges" came to a close last 23 November after five intensive days of presentations, sessions and discoveries. The Congress which took place in Punta del Este, Uruguay gathered more than 400 experts and officials from 40 countries

12/12/18

The rescue undertaking continues to be working with native winemakers to strengthen the financial revitalization of abandoned vineyards with out business objective

12/10/18

The Ministry of Production and Economic Development in the province of San Juan, in west Argentina, has carried out aero-agriculture operations to protect its wine industry. With the help of Brazilian technology, the pesticide spraying sought to combat the European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) in the localities of 9 de Julio, Caucete and 25 de Mayo

12/07/18

Maximiliano Morales presents results of his research on the rescue of old vines in Chile ...

12/04/18

The South American nation's wine industry has tripled in value over the past 10 years, and vintners see opportunity in the United States "The U.S.A. is our No. 1 target export country," explained Diego Bertolini, director of marketing for Wines of Brasil. "The fact that more than 120 million Americans drink wine, and the market continues to grow, makes the U.S. an ideal export destination." But Brazil faces several challenges, none more significant than Americans' unfamiliarity with Brazilian wine.

12/04/18

Argentina has Malbec, Chile has Carménère and Uruguay has Tannat. Some wonder what Brazil's flagship variety will be. Sparkling wines probably present the greatest near-term sales opportunity, but a number of grape varieties do well ...

12/03/18

Three of the world's climate change and wine specialists discuss understanding impacts, reducing vulnerability, and adapting to a changing environment ...

11/30/18

Sauvignon Blanc from Uruguay over-delivers on value, freshness and flavor. It's affordable, interesting, food-friendly and delicious-a balanced white wine for any season.

11/28/18

With the global 2018 harvests bringing the world's wine supply back into greater balance, the market is evolving to allow greater fluidity in supply, to the benefit of premium bulk players and smaller volume buyers, with differing formats cited as key to future consumer engagement and sales. These were some of the key takeaways from the 10th edition of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition in Amsterdam this week, where keen pricing was back on the table after the shortfalls in supply of 2017 at a show that had a record 6,500 visitors and 250 exhibitors.

11/26/18

A quiet wine making revolution is sweeping across Chile. A shift in focus - land over brand, as some say. A group of winemakers in Chile's northern reaches are revising Chile's wine narrative from brand driven wines, to wines revealing Chile's unique terroirs, Chile's Terroir-Driven Wines are Shifting the Narrative.

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