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Do "hand-picked" grapes mean better wine?

Do "hand-picked" grapes mean better wine? | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What to think when a label's back half boasts hand-picked or hand-harvested grapes? Should we be suspicious of machine-harvesting, and is machine-harvesting bad?
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Shaking up disease

Shaking up disease | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
A potentially revolutionary disease prevention strategy could save grape growers thousands.
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Marching to the battlefield

Marching to the battlefield | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
As the search for sparkling perfection continues, the focus of Champagne makers is turning increasingly away from the cellar and out to the vineyards, as Patrick Schmitt discovers.
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Early Bud Break Brings Frost Worries

Early Bud Break Brings Frost Worries | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
 
The Carneros AVA that straddles Napa and Sonoma counties in California showed signs of growth this weekend.

San Rafael, Calif.—With bud break occurring in vineyards throughout California, it appears 2015 could be another early vintage and one that hopefully is not marked by frost.
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App launched to assess vineyard disease

App launched to assess vineyard disease | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Two free apps developed by the University of Adelaide to help viticulturists digitally assess the impact of powdery mildew on the price and quality of their grapes and guide canopy management are now available to download.
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Climate extremes threaten Australia's wine industry

Climate extremes threaten Australia's wine industry | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Winemakers in Australia's oldest growing region fear a ruined harvest after heavy rainfall, while vineyards in the country's west are under threat from bushfires, undermining efforts to recover from a near decade-long run of lower exports. Just weeks out
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Deadly vine diseases now 'top priority' for French winemakers

Deadly vine diseases now 'top priority' for French winemakers | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Grapevine trunk diseases are a growing concern for French winemakers with the latest government figures showing more than 100,000 hectares of vineyard lost in 2014.
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China to Double Wine Production Within 5 Years | Wine News & Features

China to Double Wine Production Within 5 Years | Wine News & Features | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
China to Double Wine Production Within 5 Years. Can China overtake Spain, France and Italy to become the world's biggest wine producer?
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