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California Toasts 2013’s Record Wine Grape Harvest

California Toasts 2013’s Record Wine Grape Harvest

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Finally there’s some good news out of drought-ravaged California. The state’s reporting the largest wine grape harvest on record.

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Nine Things You Didn’t Know About the Fall Grape Harvest

Nine Things You Didn’t Know About the Fall Grape Harvest

| October 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Culling and stomping grapes may conjure images of the fall harvest but did you know that vintners want fungus-covered fruit or that white wine can be made from red grapes? Lindsey Hoshaw takes a trip to Napa and shares a few little known facts about winemaking including where you can join the crush.

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The Cotton Candy Grape: A Sweet Spin On Designer Fruit

The Cotton Candy Grape: A Sweet Spin On Designer Fruit

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Grapes that taste like cotton candy? No, it’s not a GMO experiment but rather the result of good old-fashioned plant breeding techniques. One scientist has already brought these sweet treats to the market and hopes our grape choices will one day be as varied as our apple choices.

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Pop the Corks! Napa Valley’s Wine Harvest is Finally Underway

Pop the Corks! Napa Valley’s Wine Harvest is Finally Underway

| August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s a day that wine growers, wine makers and wine drinkers all look forward to. This year the wait for that day was longer than usual. Cool summer temperatures pushed back the beginning of harvest by nearly two weeks. I visited one of the first wineries in Napa Valley to start picking grapes this year, Mumm Napa Winery.

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Schiacciata d’Uva

Schiacciata d’Uva

What do you eat during the grape harvest? Well, if you’re in northern Italy or California surrounded by vineyards, you take your grapes and make a merenda, a snack, by pressing them into focaccia dough, sprinkling on olive oil, sugar, maybe a little anise seed, and baking the whole thing puffy and golden.

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