Agriculture

    A Day in Alentejo, Portugal in Photos

    … can be done at higher volume for less. The country does not place very strong legal controls on one of its iconic exports. Portugal instead has taken the slower path keeping its focus on smaller production, higher quality oils with DOP controls. Master blender Ana Carrilho studied olive agriculture, and blending while also teaching the subject…

    1 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    Fluolite, an insecticide from 1938

    … of water or Bordeaux mix, it can be mixed to any type of copper/sulfur mix without changing its properties. Fluolite was proposed for the agriculture for the 1st time in 1936. The important proportion of fluor in this product comes from the gaseous hydrofluoric acid, which yield a product with an unmatched purity. The manufacturing process which…

    2 readers - By Wine Terroirs

    The Coming Wine Industry Labor Shortage

    … traditionally relied on migrant labor from Mexico. This is true for all American agriculture. Now Mexico's own booming ag business is importing their own farm laborers from south of their own border. Winery work includes production, admin, and hospitality. The hospitality side is made up people willing to put up with the relatively low wages…

    By Bob on Sonoma

    220,000 bottles of counterfeit Brunello seized by Italian authorties

    …. The investigation was sparked by a tip from the Brunello di Montalcino consortium. “The operational synergy between monitoring groups and certification authorities has made it possible to stop the fraud from affecting yet more consumers,” said Italian agriculture minister Maurizio Martina in a statement cited by the Sole 24 Ore report…

    3 readers - By Do Bianchi