Wine, Grape Industry Has a Heady Bouquet

With 935,000 acres of vineyards and grape farms, nearly 5,000 wineries and 1.1 million jobs, the wine-and-grape industry sends an estimated $162 billion rippling through the U.S. economy each year, a consulting firm said. The... more »

Opportunity ripe for grape growers

Now's your chance to join others in Pennsylvania producing crops for wine industry. The Express-Times (New Jersey) more »

Grape Expectations: New Study Shows Illinois’ Wineries Ripening

A survey by wine industry analysts M-K-F Research finds that the number of wineries in a state long known for Abe Lincoln, coal and corn has grown more than five-fold in the past ten years.... more »

A New Generation of Grape Growers is Going into Business for Themselves

It sounds like Depression-era advice: to save the farm, you gotta start a winery. San Francisco Chronicle more »

Stamp Remembered as Pioneer Grape Grower

When wine aficionados get together to talk about Finger Lakes wine vintage years and the bouquets of their favorite releases, they should also think about guys like Charles L. "Monty"Stamp. Star-Gazette (Elmira, N.Y.) more »

Each Year Holds Grape Expectations

Just 363 days to go before we determine whether this year is destined to be a great vintage, a good vintage or a clunker. Rochester Democrat Chronicle more »

Climate Change Could Be More Than Sour Grapes

Climate change may lead to a change in the taste of Oregon's signature pinot noir wines also could be on the horizon. Seattle Post-Intelligencer more »

Some Areas See Crops Reduced by Weather

On the first day of summer, the Michigan Frozen Fruit Packers Association pulled together its members to evaluate the outlook for production of fruit crops, in Michigan and the nation.About 150 people attended the 51st... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate to be June 22

The 50th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held at 2 p.m. June 22 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich.The Guesstimate provides a forum... more »

California Chooses Ott to Head Apple Commission

The California Apple Commission has chosen Alex Ott to fill the position of executive director, effective April 4.For the last five years, Ott has been director of government relations for the California Grape & Tree... more »

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