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Northern and Southern Nevada Winemakers Score in American Wine Society Competition

November 25, 2019

Five Nevada winemakers brought home medals in the American Wine Society’s 2019 Amateur Wine Competition, including two golds and a double gold. Two of them have advice for amateur winemakers who would like to compete.

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Vines & Wines Members Reelect Teri Bath, Adrian Dyette to Board; Board Seeks to Fill Additional Openings

November 21, 2019

Nevada Vines & Wines members voted on Wednesday to retain Teri Bath as president of the board of directors. Adrian Dyette was also reelected, and Sparks resident Craig DeGiovanni was elected as a new member .

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Philanthropy Solves the Harvest Help Dilemma at Lenox Ranch

October 14, 2019

Call it an “everyone wins” situation. Mike and Christine Lenox got help with a five thousand pound harvest. The North Valleys High School band got a $3,000 donation. Everyone got a day in the sun and fresh air. Photo courtesy of Christine Lenox.

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Vines & Wines Members Hope to Build a Statewide Vintners Association

October 7, 2019

A foursome from the ranks of Nevada’s northern vineyard owners has set out to organize the state’s growers and winemakers into a formal association. The Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers expects to launch by January, and hold regular meetings by March of next year.

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Artesian Cellars Begins Work on Pahrump Tasting Room; Year-End Opening Hopeful

September 15, 2019

Work will begin on Monday to transform a house in Pahrump into the tasting room for Artesian Cellars wine. Tm Burke and partner Pam Tyler hope to open at the end of the year with a steampunk-themed décor.

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Alcohol Producers Describe Business Challenges at the Nevada Economic Development Conference

September 4, 2019

In a state with fortunes built on a business model featuring free drinks for tourists in the gaming establishments, small brewers, vintners, and distillers struggle to carve out their rightful place.

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Vegas Valley Introduces “The Sidewinder,” Nevada’s First Commercially Produced Cider

August 31, 2019

Vegas Valley started making hard cider as a strategy to boost the winery’s total Nevada fruit content. But the cider is a big hit, and now the question is, “how much more can we make?”

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Vineyard Tour Brought Attention to Nevada Viticulture, Organizer Says

August 8, 2019

Twenty-two Northern Nevada vineyards were open last weekend for the annual public tour hosted by Nevada Vines & Wines. “Tourists” — who were primarily local members of the organization — wrapped up the two-day event at a tasting party devoted exclusively to Nevada wines. See photos from both events. Above: Dave Clark’s dog, Riley, enjoys shade from the vines at Clark’s Shadow Lane Vineyard in Sparks.

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Northern Owners Gear Up for Annual Vineyard Tour August 3-4

July 15, 2019

Continuing its expansion of once-modest events into ambitious celebrations, Nevada Vines & Wines has reinvented its annual “backyard” vineyard tour. The 2019 tour will feature nearly double the number of vineyard owners, and has been stretched to a full weekend instead of one day.

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Advice on Mildew: You May Not Realize You Have It

July 9, 2019

A message from the Desert Farming Initiative: Most vineyards will get mildew at some time in their lives if you are not spraying to prevent it. Mildew is not specific to moist regions. In fact, mildew thrives in warm temperatures. Here are some photos and some tips for identifying and eradicating mildew.

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