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Pedology 101: The Process of Vineyard Site Selection


You need to practice prudent pedology, the study of soil. To fortify the soil, add necessary lime, nitrogen, compost or other additives....

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The Hang Time Debate: The Vintner's Battle


Hang time refers to the amount of time that wine grapes hang on the vine for after the growing season, during harvest. Vintners like hang...

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Common Vineyard Pests, Diseases & How to Treat Them


Phylloxera is a microscopic aphid that feeds on the roots of grapevines; it is responsible for the Great French Wine Blight. Also known as...

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Common Vine Diseases and Disorders


Common vine diseases include harmful ones like powdery mildew, downy mildew, bunch rot and Pierce's Disease. However, some afflictions,...

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Botrytis Cinerea: Friend or Foe?


When it comes to viticulture, Botrytis Cinerea is arguably the most important fungus around. Its effect on the quality and quantity of a...

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Wine Prices: What You Get For What You Pay For


What's the difference between a bottle of wine priced at $3.95 and one that sells for $39,000? The factors that determine the price of...

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California Wine Rises From The Ashes


In 2017, California wildfires, torrential rains and massive mudslides left conditions that vineyards are expected to take years to recover...

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How Terroir Affects Wine


While terroir itself has no defined flavor, how terroir affects wine is determined by a combination of soil, climate, temperature,...

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The Top 5 Vineyard Soils in the World


The black soil is reputed to deliver water to the vines very slowly...The Medoc region of Bordeaux is known for excellent Cabernet...

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Viticulture: The Stages of Wine Grape Cultivation


A detailed account of the science of viticulture and enology, these stages of cultivation and after-harvest winery processes make up the...

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How Pedology and Edaphology Affects Viticulture


Pedology and Edaphology are the two divisions that make up the study of soil, otherwise referred to as soil science. Along with climate,...

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Why Are Most Vineyards Placed on Slopes and Hillsides?


Wine grapes benefit from altitude advantages not always found on ground-level plantations. These include a frost-free climate, moderate...

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Pruning and Grape Vine Training: The Basics of Wine Grape Growing


Both pruning and training refer to the practice of removing selected plant parts, in order to manipulate a grapevine into acting in a...