Melissa Hansen

The art of talking tannins

By |October 6th, 2015|

How do you talk about tannins to the wine trade and consumers?

Tannins from vine to wine

By |October 1st, 2015|

Vineyard practices can fine-tune grape tannins, but winemakers have the most influence.

Selling lesser-known wines

By |September 10th, 2015|

Wines of lesser-known varieties can be profitable if marketed creatively.

Lesser-known grape varieties are ‘hands on’

By |September 8th, 2015|

Do your homework before taking risk with minor wine grape varieties.

Tips for growing lesser-known wine grape varieties

By |September 8th, 2015|

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Washington State grape growers Roger Gamache of Mesa and Mike Andrews of Horse Heaven Hills appellation share below what they’ve

Success with fresh sliced pears and peaches

By |September 3rd, 2015|

A Fresno-based, California company is one of the first to bring fresh-cut pears and stone fruit to the retail market.

Fresh-cut path for Woot Froot

By |August 28th, 2015|

Kim Gaarde did the impossible by bringing fresh-sliced pears, peaches, and nectarines to consumers.

Embrace wine diversity

By |August 19th, 2015|

A veteran winemaker gives tips on making wines from cool and warm sites.

Warm and cool site challenges

By |August 18th, 2015|

Yield management is critical when growing Cabernet Sauvignon in a cool site.

Stinging nettle is beneficial

By |July 7th, 2015|

Nettles provide habitat for natural enemies of pests.

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