Category: Environment

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Wine prices to rise as bad…

Written by Jonathan Challener

Global production slumps to lowest level since 1961 as major growers hit by freakish weather. It’s the kind of bad Read More...

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Frost-bitten Bordeaux wine harvest shrinks by…

Written by Jonathan Challener

Wine production in the French region of Bordeaux shrank by 40 percent in 2017, the Bordeaux wine council said Wednesday, Read More...

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How big a threat is the…

Written by Jonathan Challener

The spotted lanternfly was first seen in Pennsylvania in September 2014, according to the state Department of Agriculture. That took Read More...

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G3 Enterprises offers EarthLabel to the…

Written by Jonathan Challener

G3 Enterprises is now offering EarthLabel technology to the wine industry, having signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Smart Planet Read More...

Trends in world wine production 2000 to 2017. Source: OIV
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Mother Nature Strikes Back: The Big…

Written by Jonathan Challener

I’m busy getting ready for the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, which takes place in Sacramento later this month. It Read More...

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Drought to Hit South Africa’s 2018…

Written by Jonathan Challener

South Africa, the world’s seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade Read More...

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Are Wildfires the New Normal?

Written by Jonathan Challener

As fires continue to ravage Southern California, and the North Coast struggles to recover, many in the wine industry are Read More...

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Can Organic Grapes Grow in Pennsylvania?

Written by Jonathan Challener

When Randy and Linda Rice, owners of Mountain View Vineyard, expanded their vineyards onto a 100-acre farm southwest of Stroudsburg Read More...

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Global Shortfall to Deliver “Unprecedented” Impact

Written by Jonathan Challener

“The dynamics of the current market are unprecedented,” Kevin Wilson, Kingsland’s buying controller for South America and South Africa, reveals, Read More...

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Counting the Cost of Frost in…

Written by Jonathan Challener

Vineyards in the Grampians wine region in western Victoria and Coonawarra region in South Australia have suffered up to 100% Read More...