BUNKER HILL, West Virginia — Out of a childhood pastime, Michael Cox turned wine making from a hobby into a family-run business ready to expand toward becoming an established presence in the region.
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Wines In India Now an established winery with a signature label and eight flavors of Cox Juice, Cox Family Winery first began as a hobby between Cox and his uncle, Rodney Cox.
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Merlot sales no longer 'Sideways?' Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET David Duncan of Silver Oak Cellars and Jennifer Putnam of Napa Valley Grapegrowers say Merlot is back in vogue ten years after the movie "Sideways" nearly destroyed the market for the varietal. But Clay Shannon isn't so sure.
Wine In India Drought, schmout. Yes, California is in the middle of what could be the worst drought in 500 years (or not), and Napa Valley has only received a fraction of its normal rainfall. But 2013 was dry, too, and California still produced a record grape crop. Rains came last month, and farmers hope more will follow.
India Wines How Israeli tech will help California's drought ) That's not to say all is well in the vineyard. Groundwater supplies may be adequate for the moment, but without more rain, growers may over-pump water. "We're going to pray that all this goes away ... and we're going to get wet," said Clay Shannon, who owns Shannon Ridge Family of Wines.
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The purchase includes the 119-acre vineyard Willakia Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Enough room remains on the site to plant an additional 30 acres.
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Wine In India One of Oregon's oldest winery operations, Erath Winery, was purchased by Washington wine giant Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in 2006. Now, the parent company has bought a 119-acre Oregon vineyard to boost Erath's access to high-quality pinot noir and chardonnay grapes.
The Outer Coastal Plain is characterized by sandy soils and the strong influence of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, which moderate our climate and extend the growing season.
Wines From India Denise Gardner: In PA, there has been substantial growth and development in making high-quality hybrid and vinifera (European) varietal wines and blends. These producers here today are fine examples of that.
India Wine Anthony Vietri: I am not sure that I'm qualified to speak to this, but being located on the Fall Line between the Coastal Plain and the Northern Piedmont Plateau provides us with both climatic advantages as well as complex bedrock and soils.
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