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Wine 101 / June 29, 2016

Grape to Glass: Flowering & Fruit Set

So far in our Grape to Glass series, we’ve covered rootstock and bud break, the first two segments in the lifecycle of the magical winemaking grape. Now, it’s time for a couple more exciting stages: flowering and fruit set.We created the graphic below to help explain each…

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Wine 101 / April 5, 2016

Grape to Glass: Bud Break

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” – Galileo GalileiBefore harvest time arrives in California and other wine growing regions around the world, the grapevines that produce our favorite wines must work their way from season to season. Within each of those seasons, new and exciting changes happen to the…

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Wine 101 / April 1, 2016

Grape to Glass: Rootstock

Every box of raisins is a tragic story of grapes that could have been wine. Every year, vineyards here in California and across the globe cycle through the seasons that culminate in the happiest of times – harvest. Each wine grower’s hard work, from grape harvesting  to wine aging, is…

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