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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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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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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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Successful Reboot at UNR Valley Road Vineyard; Committed Volunteers Needed

June 28, 2019

Two vineyards owned by the University of Nevada are responding to care under a recently-hired program director with viticulture expertise. Newly planted vines will soon peek over their sleeves in the north vineyard. The older south vineyard is expected to produce a useful harvest.

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Volunteers Needed to Revive University’s Valley Road Vineyard

April 30, 2019

The Desert Farming Initiative at UNR has put out a call for volunteers to help replant the north vineyard at its Valley Road property in Reno. Volunteers will help replace one acre of nine-year old Chardonnay that struggled and failed with other grape varieties that have done well on the Valley Road property, primarily Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

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Wine Academy Heads for Third Year, 9 Slots Remain for 2019 Session

January 24, 2019

The year-long Academy program starts in the early spring with vineyard tending. After the harvest, the students move inside and spend the winter making wine. Instructor and founder Joe Bernardo says he’s going into year three with a more sophisticated approach to teaching the program. Complete 2019 class schedule included here.

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Wine Education Options Expand in Nevada: UNLV adds 2-Day Wine Boot Camp

August 23, 2018

You’ll never know everything about wine, because there’s so much to know. But the state’s higher education system offers wine classes in small sips or big gulps, in northern and southern Nevada. Click headline for full story.

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Beyond Sniffing and Swirling: UNLV Sommelier Academy Instills Respect for the Farmer and a Grasp of the Business

May 16, 2018

UNLV Sommelier Academy instructor Heath Hiudt takes a practical approach to teaching wine, aiming to produce professionals who can talk about wines and wine regions, and “use your own head, use your own thoughts,” he says, rather than spouting memorized wine facts. Click headline for full story.

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Join the Vino 100 Wine Club

December 22, 2018

As a Vino 100 Wine Club member, you get a global selection of wines that may not be available, or may only be present in limited quantity in our store. They are exclusive to you as a Vino 100 Wine Club member. Each bottle will reflect our commitment to bringing you the finest wines from our search. No membership fee just $35 each month. You get: * Two bottles of the amazing, hand selected wines * Complimentary glass of wine during Wine Club pick up * 10% Coupon Towards any bottle of wine. * Tech sheet to learn about featured wines * A recipe to pair with each wine * Selected events for Wine Club members only *  Your choice of 1 White/1 Red, 2 Reds, or 2 Whites * HUGE VALUE!!! Typically the Value exceeds $50! Questions? Call 775.851.8466