February 1st 2010 Issue

Washington wine industry should tell its story

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Although Washington State’s wine industry is well positioned in the current ‘value-driven’ wine market, a wine consultant from Napa, California,

Wine market trends

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 About 250,000 wine SKUs (store keeping units) must funnel through fewer than 700 distributors to reach 450,000 wine-selling locations.

Wine producers

Turn tasting room visits into sales

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Winery owners must have solid financial management in place, says Barbara Insel, and that would include cutting out wines that

Matching trellis to variety and site

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Rocks are plentiful in this block of Syrah that will be trained to the vertical shoot positioned bilateral cordon.

Bringing out

Creating brand identity

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Pacific Rim’s wine portfolio includes dry and sweet Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, and a few blends, but the brand identity

Choosing an orchard system and density

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An example of a highly organized V trellis system used by Washington’s Auvil Fruit Company

With the site, rootstock and variety

Don’t worry about the system

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Eye on
technology
In planting orchards for the future, growers must think about the possibilities of field sorting, harvest assist and mechanical

Good Point – Jim Allen

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The controversial Lou Dobbs was often labeled as an opinionated, biased, and outspoken television news anchor who had the stage

Good Point – Robin Pollard

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Washington State’s wine community is gathering in Kennewick early this month to discuss a range of industry topics: from pest

Good Point – Sharlau: Democracy isn’t dead in ag

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Government by the people seems to be alive and well in the agricultural community. And unless you’re a member of

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