The stubby open sided diesel powered ATV bumps as it turns as it snorts as it growls as it climbs and descends all the terrain of the hillside vineyard of Las Positas College on Livemore’s northern slopes. Stocky, enthusiastic David Everett is at the wheel of the ATV and of the college’s Viticulture and Wine Technology program. His rubber boots are made for winemaking, Climbing a rise, he points out the mature vines of Iberian grapes, and the newer grafted over plantings. “This is the only Alberiño vineyard in the Livermore Valley appellation,” says David. He adds that Brett Caires of BoaVentura de Caires Winery wants all the college can grow. Brett blends it with Sauvignon Blanc for a “White Wine” that is excellent with turkey. Las Positas College vineyards also grow Iberian varieties Tempranillo, Graciano, and Touriga Nacional along with Rhône varieties Grenache, Mourve-dre, Syrah, and Viognier and a bit of Sauvignon Blanc.
Wine Business In India The ATV climbs a row; at the top, it looks like a roller coaster car headed for the Altamont, but David deftly turns and reverses down another row, and talks about the cover crops of native fescue and clover that were planted to nurture the vines and protect against erosion. They also planted California wildflowers at the perimeter. That should make quite a show in the spring. The weather isn’t cold. “We want some cold weather to shock these vines into dormancy, so we can get in and prune,” says David.
Wines From India He points to the row of rather fancy condos across the bordering street. “They charge a higher price for the condos that face our vineyard.” Students and David plant, graft, prune, feed, and otherwise nurture the crops. This is an educational institution and the students learn. The vineyards and other parts of the enology program are part of a vast, impressive array of lecture halls and classrooms, laboratories, performance halls, playing fields, and more, that are a community asset. David proudly points them out.
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Wine Spectator, the industry's leading publication, heaps lavish praise on the state in its latest issue, glowingly pronouncing that Oregon is now second-to-none in this country when it comes to its signature wine grape.
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Finding the best wines this Thanksgiving just got that much easier. No matter if you're interesting in ordering a group of amazing wines well before Thanksgiving, or if you're interested in picking wines up Thanksgiving morning at the local grocery store: Uncorked Ventures can help.
Wine Testing Tour San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2012 Every year, families gather across the country and debate politics, the decisions their family members are making and most of all, how good the food and drinks are compared to past years.
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