238 Million Cases with Retail Value of $34.1 Billion California wine shipments to the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $34.1 billion in 2016, up 4.6%. The state shipped an all-time high of 238 million cases to the U.S. in 2016, up 2% from the previous year. California wine sales to all markets, including shipments to the U.S. and …
You swish around a sip of organic wine in your mouth and it might tempt your taste buds, but that doesn’t mean you’ll pay more for it. Cathy Isom tells us wine lovers aren’t willing to pay more for that bottle, even if it’s labeled organic. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Organic agriculture around the world …
Cathy Isom takes a look at some interesting statistics about wine. Red, White or Rose… a look at the wines and wine drinkers trending in America. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Vineyard mechanization was a heavily discussed topic at the annual Sustainable Ag Expo in San Luis Obispo. One local vineyard has almost been forced to adopt the technology because of labor challenges.
Global wine volumes are expected to decline this year as adverse weather damaged grapes during the growing season. World wine output could fall by 5.3 percent because of excess rain that spoiled grape harvests in South America and adverse weather in French vineyards, resulting in one of the smallest vintages of the past 20 years.
2015 Annual Economic Impact Grows to $57.6 Billion in California, $114.1 Billion in U.S. The California wine and winegrape sector and allied businesses deliver a total economic contribution of $57.6 billion annually to the state’s economy and $114.1 billion annually to the U.S. economy according to a new report commissioned by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers. …
Researchers have confirmed that a type of hopper transmits the virus associated with red blotch disease. Experts believed spread was happening as symptoms were popping up sporadically, and now researchers know why.
A water briefing in the Central Valley gave attendees an outline of how the water situation looks in California and clarified that the winter wasn’t as wet as some reports.
National Wine Day is celebrated annually on May 25th. Cathy Isom lets you know why you’ll want to raise your glass, or two, and cheer the humble grape. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Vine mealybug continues to be spotted in vineyards along the coast. Identifying this emerging pest early can save a producer in the long run. San Luis Obispo Viticulture Farm Advisor Mark Battany blogged about identifying vine mealybug in vineyards. The bug is an emerging problem for grape growers and he says it continues to spread along the coast, spotted in …
A California winery is taking the next step in sustainable wine-growing by installing a system that will clean its wastewater with the power of earthworms.
California Grape Acreage Report, 2015 Summary Results California’s 2015 grape acreage totaled 918,000 acres. Of the total grape acreage, 856,000 were bearing while 62,000 were non-bearing. The wine-type grape acreage is estimated at 608,000 acres. Of the total acres, 560,000 were bearing and 48,000 were non-bearing. Table-type grape acreage totaled 124,000 acres with 112,000 bearing and 12,000 non-bearing. Acreage of …
Scientists are learning that climate change may actually be producing better wine. Cathy Isom tells us how climate change could be a good thing for wine lovers. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
The Central Coast Wine Competition is now accepting entries for the 2016 competition. It will take place June 14-16, 2016. The competition staff strongly encourages wineries to take advantage of the opportunity to enter the competition online at http://cmsfw.fairmanager.com/.
The event to pop the cork and raise your glass to, National Drink Wine Day. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Both Treatments and Natural Defenses Show Results for Managing Vine Mealybug There are a few options for managing vine mealybug populations using both insecticides and natural defenses.
Winegrape crush down 5 percent The California Agricultural Statistics Service released its annual Preliminary Grape Crush Report, summarizing the size and value of the 2015 California grape crush. Allied Grape Growers estimated a 3.7 million ton winegrape crush, as did most industry observers, prior to the release of the report. There will be few surprised by the crush size, as …
A changing landscape has characterized California’s winegrape growing regions during the past five years, according to speakers at the annual Unified Wine and Grape Symposium.
Vine mealybug populations can be harder to treat than other mealybug species that growers are familiar with.
The wet El Nino weather might help slow the rising problem grape growers are seeing with the vine mealybug.