Understanding The Magic Of Bud Break

Understanding The Magic Of Bud Break

I often find myself wishing I could wake up like a grapevine. Not groggy, perpetually hungover, or already late for work, but instead with a burst of glorious energy, ready to absorb fresh air and sunshine. Despite April snow showers, the vines of California are doing just that in an inspiring (and welcome) show of […]

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Pruning Vines In The Spring Is Vital To Ensuring A Successful Vintage

Pruning Vines In The Spring Is Vital To Ensuring A Successful Vintage

Despite blizzards in the Northwest, tornadoes in Texas, or Trump-dominated newscasts everywhere, it’s spring in California. Translation: the race is on against Mother Nature to prune and prep 928,000 acres of vineyards for the 2016 season. But what exactly does “pruning” entail? Tired of reading confusing articles on canes, cordons, and spurs, I convinced a […]

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The King Of Burgundy: The Surprising History of Pinot Noir

The King Of Burgundy: The Surprising History of Pinot Noir

For a grape that’s notoriously difficult to grow, Pinot Noir is ubiquitous in wine regions from its ancestral home in central France to mountainous Australian vineyards, and even hot California deserts where it doesn’t thrive. While Sideways may take credit for making this berry-scented red easy to sell, the world should thank Cisterican monks and ancient […]

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