Viticulture

Norcal Wingman on October 31st, 2010

This past Friday I was attending a little post-harvest  celebration with “the wife” where I had the opportunity to meet the guy who does grape sourcing for her company, I’m assuming for many of the brands.  Anyhow, he was chatting with the general manager and winemaker from “the wife’s” winery and was telling us about […]

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Norcal Wingman on August 3rd, 2010

Well here we are, firmly in the middle of Summer and damn it’s Hot!  Hot everywhere but here in wine country that is.  I have heard that this is going to be the hottest year on record, McClatchy has a report stating that according to NASA 2010 is on track to be the hottest year […]

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Interview with Jim Mau, Biologist and Producer for 2 Degrees Above Normal, a documentary film about how climate change is affecting the cultivation, economics and culture of wine on a global scale. http://2degreesabovenormal.com/Terroir/ Jim Mau Bio, from 2DAN Website: Jim is a former principle and executive in two biotechnology companies. His responsibilities there encompassed R&D […]

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Norcal Wingman on May 27th, 2010

After three years of very dry winters in Sonoma County, the rain has returned.  This is all good to a certain extent, lord knows we need the water.  The reservoirs are full and some are even over 100% of “normal” capacity.  However, there may be a big downside, at least as far as us winos […]

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