wine grower News

  • Wine Marketing Tourism Conference

    Calling all Texas wine professionals!  Never before held in Texas, the 2016 Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference will take place on November 8-10 in Fredericksburg.  TWGGA is a strong supporter (and will be in attendance) at the event this year and strongly urge our local friends and partners to join in the event as well. The WMTC offers an exceptional lineup of ...

  • Agilent to host wine industry webinar

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it will host a webinar Oct. 8 featuring Dr. Helene Hopfer, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California at Davis, Department of Viticulture and Enology. Dr. Hopfer will present data on trace-metals analyses in the ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • State Fair of Texas Wine Garden

    The State Fair Wine Garden is a great way to explore the wide variety of wines made right here in the Lone Star State. Featuring more than 40 Texas wineries over the course of the Fair, there is always a new vintage to try at the State Fair Wine Garden, presented by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Each day, fair attendees over the age of 21 can sample three to four wines from featured Texas ...

  • French courts rule in favour of environment group’s legal suit on pesticides in wine

    In a recent article in the Parliament magazine 22 February 2010, Corinne Lepage MEP describes a court case she has been defending of behalf of HEAL partner NGO in France, Mouvement pour les droits et le respect de generations futures (MDRGF). MDRGF came under attack from the French grape growers’ association following a report published by MDRGF on pesticides and grapes. Ms Lepage, who has since ...

  • US Wine and Beverage Expo offers TWGGA Members 50% OFF!

    The US Wine & Beverage Expo was first held in February of 2016. The inaugural event brought together professionals from the wine and craft beverage industries for an in depth discussion on the changing business environment for all alcohol beverage producers. The conference, coupled with a robust trade show featuring 150+ of the industry’s leading suppliers, helped establish USBevX as a ...

  • Luna® Fungicide Label Expansion Gives Growers New Crops for Broad-Spectrum Disease Control

    Bayer has received notice that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved an expanded label for Luna® fungicides permitting use on a larger group of fruit, nut and vegetable crops. Once approved in relevant states, these label expansions will be effective across a broad geographical ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • More California winemakers using less water to grow grapes

    The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after decade of respected Cabernets and other wines without a drop of added water. In a state where farms and dairies take the biggest gulp of the water supply, Leeds and the owners of his Frog's Leap Winery are among a minority - but a growing minority - of ...


    By Associated Press

  • For California vintners, it`s not easy being green

    Professor Delmas, a lead professor of the Informed Strategies for Your Firm program at UCLA, spoke about the challenges of 'greening' up the wiinery industry in California. 'Green' labels do not pack the same wallop for California wines that they do for low-energy appliances, organically grown produce and other environmentally friendly products, but it's not because there's anything wrong ...


    By UCLA Special Programs

  • Winery Wastewater a Great Source of Vineyard Water – Cone Bottom Tanks For Processing Wastewater

    With more UK vineyards entering the market place and with English sparkling wines picking up award after award, UK producers should be more mindful of recycling their wastewater, according to Phys.Org. It is estimated that to produce one glass of wine, some 29 gallons of water are used and with ever increasing mains water prices, coupled with expensive wastewater disposal costs, wastewater ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Rising heat brings earlier vintage

    Global warming has begun to change the conditions for a fine wine harvest. The grapes are blooming earlier in Burgundy. The vintners of Vaud in Switzerland have a new harvest timetable. And the conditions for fine claret have ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Conservation Partners Announce Steps to Improve Fish Habitat in Northern California

     Wine grape growers and other agricultural operators along California's northern coast have long been committed to improving fish habitat while running sustainable agriculture operations.  The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local partners today announced $2 million in financial assistance to help these landowners take additional steps to boost local salmonid and ...

  • How to Keep Specialty Crops Safe from Herbicide Drift

    Ohio’s corn and soybean growers could soon be spraying a lot more of two powerful herbicides on their fields. That’s why agricultural experts from The Ohio State University are offering tips on how to keep those herbicides from getting onto other crops, especially valuable specialty crops such as grapes. Doug ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Symposium Tackles Golden Horseshoe’s Ag Identity

    The Town of Lincoln and Niagara College hosted an agricultural symposium last week, inviting 90 people in the agricultural sector from across the Golden Horseshoe to talk about growing the food and farming cluster in the region. In the photo, answering questions from the audience are presenters, from left: VRIC CEO Jim Brandle, GHFFA executive director Janet Horner, Food and Beverage Ontario ...

  • California farmers reap record sales in record drought

    A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. California's 76,400 farms recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014, the year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state in a drought emergency and launched what in 2015 became mandatory conservation ...


    By Associated Press

  • USDA awards more than US$28m in specialty crop research

    Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer has announced that USDA awarded more than $28 million through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) to solve critical specialty crop agriculture issues, address priorities and solve problems through multifunctional research and extension. The Specialty Crop Research Initiative was established by the 2008 Farm Bill to support the specialty crop industry by ...

  • Where have all the flowers gone?

    Global food production may be approaching another major crisis. Crops around the world are pollinated by honeybees, but bee populations are dying off rapidly due to excessive use of pesticides and other environmental factors. The threat of food production losses is becoming painfully apparent, and the economic, social and environmental costs could be staggering. This growing threat to the global ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NRDC announces winners of the 2013 Growing Green Awards

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today celebrates four remarkable food vanguards for their pioneering efforts to create healthier and more sustainable food systems at the fifth annual Growing Green Awards. The winners, who are leaders in tackling antibiotic resistance on farms, infusing urban areas with fresh produce in corner stores, ...

  • CAP Reform – an explanation of the main elements

    The Commission, the Council and the European Parliament (EP) have reached a political agreement on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy – subject to formal approval by the Council and the EP as a 1streading Agreement. Most elements were agreed in trilogue on June 26, and the last remaining issues (linked to the Multi-Annual Financial framework package) were finalised on September 24. ...


    By Europa Press Room

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