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Saturday 10 October 2015


Montes to try ‘dry farming’ in Mendoza

Chile’s Aurelio Montes is to try growing grapes at his Argentine estate without any irrigation from the start of this year’s growing season.

Monday, August 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Amarone improved by pergola training

Masi is turning back the viticultural clock and converting its Valpolicella vineyards to the traditional pergola training system to improve berry quality for its Amarones.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Strength in maturity? A look at old vines

Old-age vines divide the winemaking world, both in terms of the cost/benefit ratio and recent New World moves to formalise this otherwise informal aspect of viticulture, writes Sally Easton MW.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Scientists show ‘vineyard of the future’

Australian researchers have offered a glimpse of a future that could see viticulturalists do much of their work remotely, thanks to three new pieces of technology.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 2 Comments »

Dogs trained to sniff out phylloxera

A researcher at Melbourne University is training sniffer dogs to detect pests and diseases in vineyards, including the dreaded phylloxera.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Champagne viticulture key to competitiveness

The ownership of vineyards will become a key competitive advantage for Champagne houses in the near future, believes the CEO of Bollinger.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Sonoma unveils 100-year business plan

A 100-year plan to preserve and develop sustainable agriculture in California’s Sonoma County well into the 22nd century has been launched.

Friday, January 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Chile wine trends: 2. Extreme viticulture

While many changes are taking place within Chile to improve grape quality, it is the increasingly extreme plantings that is the most remarkable development.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Winemakers must prepare for temperature extremes

Winemakers must prepare themselves for increased warming and greater extremes, a viticultural research climatologist has warned.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Agricultural disaster declared in New York

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared an “agricultural disaster” in 19 upstate New York counties following a “long and bitter” cold winter.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 No Comments »

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