Standing at the Crossroads (Part III – What you can do) – Adaptive Variety Selection and the Uncertain Role of Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture

Standing at the Crossroads (Part III – What you can do) – Adaptive Variety Selection and the Uncertain Role of Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture By: R.L. Winters, Fairhaven Vineyards Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation [VT – Please welcome back VintageTexas guest blogger R.L. Winters…

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Standing at the Crossroads (Part II) – Adaptive Variety Selection and the Uncertain Role of Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture

STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS (Part II) ADAPTIVE VARIETY SELECTION AND THE UNCERTAIN ROLE OF IMIDACLOPRIDS IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN GRAPE CULTURE   By: R.L. Winters, Fairhaven Vineyards Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation [VT – Please welcome back VintageTexas guest blogger R.L. Winters in this three part blog on the…

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Standing at the Crossroads (Part I): Adaptive Variety Selection & the Uncertain Role Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture

STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS (Part I)  ADAPTIVE VARIETY SELECTION AND THE UNCERTAIN ROLE OF IMIDACLOPRIDS IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN GRAPE CULTURE   By: R.L. Winters, Fairhaven Vineyards Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation [VT – Please welcome back VintageTexas guest blogger R.L. Winters in this three part blog on the…

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What Are Texas Grape Growers and Winemakers Doing to Build a “Real” Texas Wine Industry

What Are Texas Grape Growers and Winemakers Doing to Build a “Real” Texas Wine Industry? Or, Who will be the Robert Mondavi of Texas? It’s been a tough week as a result of the spring freeze that’s hit the high plains and the western and northern parts of the hill…

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The New Texas Wine Business Model: Response to “The Bacchus Rewrite” Blog

The New Texas Wine Business Model: Response to “The Bacchus Rewrite” Blog My question is directed at Andy Chalk at CraveDFW who recently wrote a creative and penetrating blog titled, “The TWGGA President’s Speech Replacement”. Click here to link to it. For those not involved in the Texas wine industry or…

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The Texas Winemakers/Winery Owners Pledge (and Good for Other Local Wine States, Too)

The Texas Winemakers/Winery Owners Pledge (and Good for Other Local Wine States, Too) Some of you have seen the blog and reader comments over the past few days on CraveDFW (click here) on “For-Sale-in-Texas-Only” wine. I made an attempt to re-frame the discussion on my subsequent blog (click here) away…

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Wicked Weather in the Vineyard: An Open Letter 5/22/2013

Wicked Weather in the Vineyard: An Open Letter 5/22/2013 VintageTexas Note: I received this message in an email last week from Julie Whitehead at Blue Ostrich Winery and I asked her to share it in an open letter. I believe that her statements typify the grit and gumption of our…

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Manifesto: Time for Texas Wineries to Ask Wine Consumers to Taste & Tweet #TXwine

Manifesto: Time for Texas Wineries to Ask Wine Consumers to Tastes & Tweet #TXwine A few weeks ago, I though about an idea about how to better utilize the Twitter to spread the word about Texas wines. Some wineries print their names on their corks. But, they also print all…

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The Right Time for Baking Methodist Cake: A Pairing of Food, Wine and Family Tradition

The Right Time for Baking Methodist Cake: A Pairing of Food, Wine and Family Tradition I was moved by Alfonso Cevola’s blog (On the Wine Trail in Italy) one day this past week. The topic was his 98 year old mother, her fruit cake and zeal for life that he…

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Top Ten VintageTexas Blogs (By Views) in September 2012

Top Ten VintageTexas Blogs (by Views) in September 2012 Top Ten Texas Wines of 2011 from VintageTexas: Installment #1 – Five Wines VintageTexas ‘Cyclopedia of Wine: Vintage Charts Texas Wine: Is There Really Anything Behind The HoustonPress “Cellar Door” Article Texas Black Spanish – The Grape Otherwise Known as Lenoir…

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