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Science Confirms Microbiological Component of Terroir

Science confirms microbiological component of terroir The terroir of wine could have more to do with the soil microbes found around a grapevine’s roots than the soil’s physical characteristics, according to new research.  (more…)

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University of Adelaide Develops New Techniques for Monitoring Grape and Vine Performance

University of Adelaide Develops New Techniques for Monitoring Grape and Vine Performance South Australia’s vision of a “vineyard of the future” is already producing results for the vineyards of today. (more…)

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Wine Terroir: Tradition versus Technological Advance

It may seem like we are beating this subject to death, which may be entirely true. But, we are dealing with a subject that is central to understanding what makes wine grapes grow into beautiful wines. It seems as if one answer leads to more questions. I am indebted to Tom Darnell for pushing me […]

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Don’t Go to Napa without This App!

I don’t write about wine apps very often because I don’t find many that are interesting enough to bring attention to them but I found an app I think you will like—Wine Spectator’s Guide to Napa Valley. It is an awesome little one-stop-shop Napa Valley iPad application that is easy to use and quite extensive. […]

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QR Wine Codes are All the Rage—the 2011 Prediction

I get excited when companies find new ways to (re)use existing technology. Take for example Quick Response (QR) codes—that’s that funny looking box on the redbox movies they call a barcode. Although initially used for tracking parts in vehicle manufacturing, companies use them in a much broader context—from tracking applications to mobile tagging. Let me […]

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Seeking Closure: Screw Caps vs. Corks Technical Tasting

I’m reminded every day that the appreciation and enjoyment of wine is a very personal experience. What you like may not be the cat’s meow for someone else. This was evident at the ’10 Oregon Wine Industry Symposium (OWIS), “Technical Tasting: Seeking Closure & Hi-Tech Winemaking“. (more…)

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