Crawlies: The Most Common Pests and Diseases in the Vineyard

Needless to say, diseases in your vineyard limit the production of grapes. There must be effective disease management for the vineyard to survive. Besides being costly, controlling them may have a negative impact not only on the environment, but on

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Tips for Making White Wine

Harvesting the Grapes The first thing is to make sure the grapes are picked at exactly the right time to ensure the acids and sugars are at the proper balance. The timing can vary even by the time of day

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The Best Grapes For Wine Making

Red Grape Varieties Barbera is widely planted in Italy and California and is full bodied with lots of tannins. Cabernet franc is used in Bordeaux blends. It is full bodied with many fruit flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most coveted

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Grape Planting Tips

The secret to making good wine is first harvesting the highest quality grapes. Even the best winemakers can’t overcome the effects of substandard grapes. The most important factor in growing excellent grapes is vineyard location. The climate needs to match

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Organic Wine Making

Everywhere in the world and organic wine is a wine made with grapes produced using organic methods and eschewing chemical fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. In the United States an organic wine meets these requirements, but also must not contain

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