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It’s a small world

March 16, 2017

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Microbial fingerprints leave their mark on winery and vineyard sites -- and on finished wine.

Ozone Sanitation Moves from Winery to Vineyard

July 12, 2015

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In 1997 ozone was approved by the EPA as a safe and effective method of general sanitation for wineries. With the commitment to sustainable farming practices on the rise, it’s now proving to be equally useful in the vineyard. Ozone, or O3, a bluish unstable gas that smells like the air charged by lightning during […]

Ballad of East and West: A Carneros Wine Alliance Barrel Tasting Reveals Both Sides of this Cool-Climate AVA

April 21, 2015

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  When producers from both sides of the Napa/Sonoma county line that bisects the Los Carneros AVA gathered at Cuvaison for the 30th annual barrel tasting of the Carneros Wine Alliance, Rudyard Kipling’s “Ballad of East and West” came to mind. The AVA stretches east to west and encompasses portions of both Sonoma and Napa counties. […]

Tools of the Trade

April 30, 2014

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Consumer acceptance of wine packaging other than glass is growing, but fine glassware remains the undisputed tool of choice for presenting, evaluating and fully appreciating wine. While both crystal and glass stemware share space on winery tasting bars, the move by wineries to upscale glassware frequently coincides with the addition of luxury tasting experiences designed […]