Grapes

Winery the Fruit of Couple’s Labour

As soon as you enter the door, you're hit with the wonderfully distinctive aroma that fermentation brings to quietly bubbling fruit juice as it makes the magical journey toward becoming wine. Calgary HeraldClick here to... more »

Blue Slip Winery Uses Local Fruit to Make Wine in Downtown Knoxville

When you picture a winery, a stone cottage in the middle of a grape vineyard might come to mind. But how about a place that brings all the crushing, the fermenting and the bottling to... more »

California’s 2009 Grape Harvest 2nd-Largest in History

Wine lovers in California have something to toast. The state's grape growers and wineries saw a bigger-than-expected harvest in 2009, according to a report issued Wednesday, amounting to the second-biggest crop in California history. L.A.... more »

Growers Were Caught Unprepared

Grape and fruit growers have generations of experience dealing with spring frosts, which often come when young buds are at their most vulnerable to cold damage. The Daily Sentinel Click here to read the rest... more »

Chase Vineyards: Enjoying the Fruit of their Labor

Leroy and Mary Louise Chase represent many longtime farmers, not only in Mendocino County but throughout California's wine country. Ukiah Daily JournalClick here to read the rest of the story. more »

Delayed Harvest Worries Wineries

As Missouri and Illinois winemakers gear up for the spring, when they bottle last year's grapes, some will be crossing their fingers, hoping that last year's wet and cool weather translates to a decent vintage.... more »

Merlot for the Masses

It would be wonderful if all the wine we consumed were made by salt-of-the-earth types working 100-year-old vineyards amid picturesque landscapes. The Boston Globe Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Idaho Fruit Research Program Saved by Private Funds

The fruit research program at the Parma, Idaho, Research and Extension Center has been saved from elimination – and the station itself saved from closure – by an industry benefactor with little interest in fruit.... more »

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FGN February 2021

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