Viticulture

    Writing you don’t see, revealed… Cadaretta’s Soil Composition at Southwind Vineyard

    …Cadaretta Wine’s Soil Composition at Southwind Vineyard is a story that I wrote for our client. Because it’s for their Website, it’s got a copyright on it and stories like this I never put onto my blog ~ like so many other internal documents that I produce daily. But this one has just stuck with […] The post Writing you don’t see, revealed…

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    27th Auction of Washington Wines: Success!

    …Auction of Washington Wines raises $1.8 Million for Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program More than 2,500 attendees participated throughout 27th annual series of summer events The 27th annual Auction of Washington Wines culminated August 14-16 in Woodinville, Wash…

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    The state of the Petite Sirah grape – Harvest 2014 and where it’s at right now

    …As I personally think about Petite Sirah for the 2014 vintage, in terms of this year’s grape season, it’s going down as the season of “bewitching fog” in my neighborhood. However, I’m in Russian River Valley and I’m seeing it from a very narrow band, I just found out. I decided to reach out to […] The post The state of the Petite Sirah grape…

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    Quinta da Boavista

    … Quinta da Boavista does indeed have a spectacular view and now, more than ever, it has fantastic prospects for the future under the ownership of Lima Smith. The post Quinta da Boavista appeared first on For The Love Of Port…

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    Going down in history as a Variety versus Varietal old fart

    … Yup… I’m going down in history as a Variety versus Varietal old fart, and I don’t care. I first wrote about his on May 11, 2007. Then, I brought it up again on March 11, 2011. My most recent post for this one was on July 3, 2012. Now, it’s July 2014, and it’s circled […] The post Going down in history as a Variety versus Varietal old fart…

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    Saving Our Grapes from Birds and Other Predators

    … Last year, as we approached harvest time, I was admiring our grapes one weekend day when I realized it was time to check the sugar levels.  Unfortunately, I had left my refractometer in Fairfax, which, well, wasn’t very helpful.  But not to worry.  I made a mental note to bring it with me to Afton the following weekend, when I was sure…

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    How I Came to Love the Idea of Mechanization

    … Well, the good news is that we no longer need to hedge most of our grapevines. The bad news is that when we arrived at the vineyard two weeks ago, we found the upper third of the vines covered with Japanese Beetles who were partying as though the wine had already been made and they had just broken into the cellar. They were chowing down…

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    It’s Complicated… but does it have to be?

    … Each year, dozens of high school and college teams gather together to compete in building complex machinery to complete simple tasks. This national competition, held in celebration of cartoonist Rube Goldberg, encourages the creation of far-fetched contraptions to accomplish straight-forward tasks such as hammering a nail or turning a page…

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