New Vineyard Survey Seeks Information on Costs to Hire Workers

2015-02-03T15:23:07-05:00February 3, 2015|Uncategorized|

home_osuJEFFERSON, Ohio – Whether it be clearing brush from the vineyard, installing wire or work as specialized as laying tile drainage, viticulturists and other experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences want to gauge how much Ohio grape growers pay farm workers and machinery operators to work in their vineyards as part of the college’s inaugural Ohio Vineyard Custom Rate Survey.
The survey is being conducted by Ohio State University Extension educators as a means of determining the cost of work completed on a vineyard by others, which is often referred to as custom work, said David Marrison, an OSU Extension educator. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college. (more…)

New equipment the latest phase in Stanburn Winery’s evolution from grape growers to winemakers

2014-11-18T10:48:32-05:00November 18, 2014|Uncategorized|

WG-MR-3-Stanburn2by Karl H. Kazaks
PATRICK SPRINGS, VA — “It’s time to break it in,” said Elsie Stanley.
She stood on the crush pad outside her family’s winery, watching as her husband Nelson and son David performed a few last-minute tweaks to a new CMA crusher-destemmer.
Soon, the machine was processing its first fruit — a batch of estate chardonnay. Berries fell into a Bucher XPro press, stems collected in an adjacent bin.
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Customer relations served hot and cold

2014-09-18T08:22:51-05:00September 18, 2014|Craft Beverage News Articles, Uncategorized|

by Melissa Piper Nelson
A customer walks up to a convenience store clerk with two items — a hot pizza and a cold salad. What will the clerk do? Bag them together, or ask the customer if he would prefer two separate bags? Smiling, the clerk recognizes the challenge and suggests two separate bags — one for the hot, one for the cold.
Watching this transaction recently, I asked the clerk about his decision. “I know some people would just put them together in the bag. It is simpler and takes less time, but I thought they should be kept separate for the best quality of the products,” he said. (more…)

Vineyard nutrient management

2014-09-18T08:18:01-05:00September 18, 2014|Uncategorized|

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAby Sanne Kure-Jensen
In the eastern United States, soils are generally fertile and vineyard managers mainly focus on disease management. Soils are the basis of plant fertility and play a large part in determining vine and crop potential.
Speaking at a risk management workshop hosted by Greenvale Vineyards, Cornell University Viticulture Extension Specialist Hans Walter-Peterson shared his experience with an audience of vineyard owners and managers, extension staff and hobbyists. (more…)

Pairing wine and art

2014-09-18T08:16:10-05:00September 18, 2014|Uncategorized|

WG-MR-4-WineArt199by Emily Enger
Attracting a crowd of 3,000 people over the course of two days may seem like a high goal, but Forestedge Winery accomplished it this summer at their art fair, held Aug. 16-17. In fact, they gather about that many people every year at the annual event.
The winery is co-owned by Paul and Sharon Shuster and John Wildmo. Before becoming winery owners, the Shusters were artisan production woodworkers, creating wood-based cooking utensils. That career took them across the country, where they traveled the art show circuit. When they decided to open Forestedge Winery, hosting an art fair themselves was a natural next step. (more…)

BIG E WINE COMPETITION GRANTS GOLD TO NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK WINES

2014-07-30T07:25:28-05:00July 30, 2014|Uncategorized|

The ninth annual Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition showcased some of the best tasting wines of New England and New York! The 240 entries from 38 wineries were judged at Eastern States Exposition on June 14, 2014 by a panel of wine aficionados from across the country.
Judges evaluated the wines based on the 20 point UCAL Davis System and the medals awarded were Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze. There were also awards given for each state and best of each category. (more…)

200 wineries from all over the world will participate in the 5th edition of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition

2013-11-14T10:32:10-05:00November 14, 2013|Uncategorized, Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

logoEverything is ready for the greatest exhibition in the wine business.
More than two weeks time before the launching of the exhibition, the number of professional visitors has increased by more than 50% compared to last year.
The World Bulk Wine Exhibition will be held on the coming 25th and 26th of November at Amsterdam’s RAI
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