Viticulture is the science, production and study of grapes which deals with the series of events that occur in the vineyard. When the grapes are used for winemaking, it is also known as viniculture. It is a branch of the science of horticulture. While the native territory of Vitis vinifera, the common grape vine, is a band of area from Western Europe to the Persian shores of the Caspian Sea, the vine has demonstrated high levels of adaptability and will sometimes mutate to accommodate a new environment after its introduction. Because of this, viticulture can be found on every continent except Antarctica.
Posts about Viticulture
    • Tasting Wines of Turkey for the Very First Time

      There’s a first for everything, I know. Never, in my wildest dreams, did I even think of Turkey as a county producing wines, which just shows how naive I am, even after 20+ years in the wine business, learning everything one step at a time. I guess after 20 years, I deserve to know more about the world of wine, even if it jabs me like a bolt of lightening.

      Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 6 readers -
    • Current Issues in Vineyard Health to be held at UC Davis Extension

      Brought to you by the UC Davis Extension Department, the following is the day’s agenda and registration information for the ‘Current Issues in Vineyard Health’ course. It is going to be held this year in the UC Davis Conference Center, on December 2, 2014. According to Deborah Golino the director of the Foundation Plant Services Department, “We have a great slate of speaker ...

      Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 10 readers -
    • Petit Manseng Impresses at the 2014 Virginia Wine Summit

      Virginia is producing some world-class wines that can stand alongside wines from more notable regions. This was the primary theme at the third annual Virginia Wine Summit last month that brought together over 200 industry professionals including winemakers, winery owners, chefs, writers, sommeliers (including three Master Sommeliers) at the historic Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.

      Drink What YOU Like- 8 readers -
  • Deconstructing the Masseto vineyard: Irrigation management

    …This post is the final in a series that sought to characterize Ornellaia's Masseto vineyard using both publicly available data as well as reasoned supposition. Previous posts in the series covered soils, scion and rootstock, disease and virus management, training systems and pruning practices, and nutrient monitoring. This post examines irrigation…

    Wine -- Mise en abyme- 5 readers -
  • Concerning Merlot…

    … There seems to be a bit of buzz ramping up regarding Merlot in the blogosphere this week and I wanted to add my two cents. I was recently talking to a colleague about my concerns about Merlot disappearing from Napa. It seems every time you turn around someone else is pulling a Merlot vineyard to replant it to Cabernet Sauvignon. I really like…

    Nova Cadamatrein Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Douro: Diversité et Assemblages

    … Sur la scène vinicole, lorsqu’on évoque le Portugal la première chose qui vient en tête est le fameux Porto. La renommée de la région repose en grande partie sur ce vin fortifié. Au Québec (du moins), ce qui attire le plus l’attention depuis quelques années est la qualité et le bon rapport qualité-prix des vins provenant de la vallée du Douro…

    Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien- 3 readers -
  • Are Genetically Modified grape vines ever going to be good for wine?

    … companies. DEFINITIONS: Non-GMO project ~ Genetically modified organism: “plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.” Science Daily ~ Cross breeding: Classical…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

    … really can’t stand running. I much prefer dancing, Pilates, Yoga, or even biking to running. However, if I want to push myself I can’t stick with the easy stuff. I have to motivate myself to do it. Unfortunately my training has been hindered by an fateful run in with a tick sometime last month and fighting the resulting infection that may potentially…

    Nova Cadamatrein Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • Harvest 2014: Week 9 – So Where Are We Going to Put That?

    … After the events of last week, my thoughts are that we are pretty much finished with the normal ripening process for this harvest. We had another rain storm that dropped an additional 1/2 in of rain on Calistoga and thunderstorms on Friday that brought a massive hail storm and lightning to the valley. Luckily it doesn’t seem that any fruit…

    Nova Cadamatre- 1 readers -
  • Walk in the Clouds: Winemaking in the Movies

    … In anticipation of the Toronto Film Festival #TIFF kicking off this week, this is the first in a series of articles about wine in the movies. First, I’d like to nominate a few of my favourite Oscar-worthy Canadian wines in honour of TIFF being held in Toronto: Featherstone Black Sheep Riesling Flat Rock Cellars Gravity Pinot Noir Painted…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 3 readers -
  • Retailer With Beverage Education As A Priority ~ Total Wines & More

    … Freeman, conducting a tasting of differing alcohol percentages from the same original wine. It was a remarkable tasting.] [Winemaker Joe Freeman's glasses of wine, for his demonstration.] [A lovely pizza picnic in the vineyards with River Road Family Vineyards and Winery wines.] Tags: Alvaro Zamora, Diane DiRoma, Ed Morris, Enology, Joe Freeman, Kate Dos Santos, River Road Family Vineyards and Winery, The Rubin Family of Wines, Viticulture, Winemaking …

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • 27th Auction of Washington Wines: Success!

    …. at Chateau Ste. Michelle, raising $1.8 million for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program. Known as the region’s premier charity wine event, the weekend featured the Picnic & Barrel Auction, Winemaker Dinner Series, The Columbia Winery Charity 10K Race and 5K Run…

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