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July/August 2014

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News Flash – Wine Industry News Briefs

June 18, 2014

U.S. Becomes Top Global Wine Market

Last year, the United States overtook France as the world’s largest wine market with volume up 1% to 329 million cases, according to Impact Databank. The U.S. market has expanded 18% since 2005. France, now No. 2, posted a 7% decline last year, while Italy (No. 3) experienced a 4% drop. Germany was the only top-five market to post an increase (1.5%). China (No. 5) saw its first decline in recent history, falling 6% to 187 million cases.

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Web Exclusives

July 22, 2014

Large California Harvests Create Capacity Crush
Tank and barrel suppliers turn away orders

By Sean P. Sullivan

With California coming off two record harvests in 2012 and 2013 and cluster counts this year indicating another large crop, many businesses are feeling the squeeze – stainless steel tank producers in particular. “We've been asked to fabricate three times our normal capacity each of the last three years, and we've been maxed out on orders earlier and earlier each year,” said Scott Dapelo of Quality Stainless Tanks in Windsor, Calif. Dapelo said that it has been impossible to keep up with demand. Click to read more.

 

July 7, 2014

Experts Predict Tech Trends
Annual wine technology conference separates fads from trends

By Tina Caputo

At the annual Wine Industry Technology Symposium, held June 30-July 1 at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel in Napa, technology and beverage industry experts gathered to explore the many ways in which tech is moving businesses forward. But as technology speeds ahead, with a constant stream of new devices and applications calling for attention, how can wineries tell the trends from the fads?
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June 24, 2014

Cornell's Terry Bates Earns ASEVs First Extension Distinction Award
Researcher recognized at National Conference in Austin, Texas

By David Falchek

Commitment and a common touch helped Dr. Terry Bates, senior research associate at Cornell University, earn the American Society of Enology and Viticulture's (ASEV) first Extension Distinction Award. Dr. Bates receives the award at the ASEV's 2014 National Conference in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, in recognition for developing a system to mechanically prune vines to meet seasonal conditions and attain balance. Click to read more.

 

June 2, 2014

Oregon Winegrowers Combat Herbicide Drift
Growers association hopes to raise awareness through signage

By Sean P. Sullivan

Oregon winegrowers are increasingly concerned about the effects of herbicide drift on vineyard and other agricultural lands. To tackle the issue, they have started an educational campaign aimed at curtailing the use of these herbicides near vineyards with hopes that state regulations that restrict their use might one day be in place. Click to read more.

 

May 21, 2014

CDFA Secretary Addresses California Drought Issue
Karen Ross calls for increased conservation, groundwater management

By Rayne Wolfe

For California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross, who spoke to 150 grapegrowers and wine professionals on May 14 at the Wine Industry Vineyard Economics Seminar in Napa, water “fuels the basics of life, provides drinking water and water for human sanitation and for firefighting.” Ross, the former president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers, praised the region’s grapegrowers for being innovative in water conservation and for developing and sharing farming practices that save water. “But there is more to do,” she said. Click to read more.

 

April 2, 2014

Wine Executives Told to Look to Other Industries for Innovation
UC Davis Wine Executive Program examines winery and vineyard of the future

By Ted Rieger

UC Davis faculty members suggest that the wine industry look to other industries as sources of ideas for innovation to improve practices and technologies in vineyard and winery operations. This was an underlying theme of two presentations at the 14th Annual UC Davis Wine Executive Program (WEP) held March 24-27 on the UC Davis campus presented by the Graduate School of Management and the Department of Viticulture & Enology (V&E). Click to read more.

 

More articles:

Growers and Vintners Gather for Oregon Wine Symposium
Hot topics include water management, capitalizing on Oregon Wine Month
By Susan G. Hauser
Click to read more.

Chardonnay in Focus at Washington Grape Grower conference
Changing perceptions of the state’s most-produced grape variety 
By Sean P. Sullivan
Click to read more.

Silicon Valley Bank Forecasts 6%-10% U.S. Sales Growth for Fine Wine in 2014
Annual report predicts stable year ahead
Click to read more.

Wine Tourism Conference Focuses on Wine and Food Travel
Third annual conference aims to help wineries attract and engage visitors
Click to read more.

Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction Shatters Record
2013 auction brings in $1.4 million for local charities
Click to read more.

Jim Wolpert Receives ASEV Merit Award
UC Davis viticulturist voices concern about the future of extension
By Ted Rieger
Click to read more.
 



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