Nevada Winemaker to Teach 4-Week Series: “A Sensory Evaluation of Wine”

March 28, 2021

Greg Ross, the award-winning proprietor of Walker River Vineyards, will teach a series of classes for the Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers. The format is a group tasting, with plenty of time for questions and discussion, he says. Photo: Greg Ross (center) with medalists at the 2019 Nevada Vinny Awards.

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Nevada Wine One Year After the Shutdown: New Classes, Gold Medals, and a Sad Good-bye

March 9, 2021

Like everyone else, Nevada’s winemakers hope we’ll soon say good-bye to the pandemic. Grape Basin News is back after a dormant year, with news of upcoming events, competition winners, and a tribute to the late long-time Nevada Vines & Wines treasurer Lynne Keller.

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Joe Goes Virtual! Coronavirus Caution Sends 2020 Wine Academy to Teleconference

March 22, 2020

The prospect of a dozen or more Wine Academy students mingling in a basement classroom seemed risky in the face of the coronavirus threat, and potentially hazardous to instructor Joe Bernardo. Friends and past students were concerned. Enter the Nevada Grapegrowers and Winemakers, who immediately went to work setting up a remote class via teleconference.

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Forget Stuffed Mushrooms. The Trendy Pairing is Riesling with Girl Scout Cookies

March 6, 2020

Nevada Sunset Winery hosted is third annual Girl Scout cookie pairing on Thursday, drawing 52 attendees to taste four pairings. Proprietors Allyn Delisle and Mike Steedman share the proceeds. Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada get 50 percent of the door and 20 percent of the evening’s wine sales .

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2020 Nevada Vinny Awards: Dates Announced, Show Plans on the Drawing Board

January 21, 2020

Plans are underway for the 2020 Nevada Vinny Awards. Commercial wines will again be judged separately from homemade wines. Grape Basin News will step back from its 2019 role as producer of the award show, serving only as communication advisor and title sponsor.

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Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers Org Celebrates With Homemade Wines, Custom Menu

December 30, 2019

Founders of the Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers invited friends and family to celebrate their impending launch with a winemaker dinner. Reno’s Wild River Grille built a menu around homemade Nevada wines, including several selections from Dyette Family Vineyard. Photo @GrapeBasinNews: Adrian Dyette with daughter Christine

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Basin and Range Partner Prepares to Sell His Stake in the Winery; Asking Price Not Yet Established

December 23, 2019

After enduring a health scare this fall, Joe Bernardo and his doctor have agreed, it’s time to walk away from some of life’s most demanding activities. Partnership in Basin and Range Cellars tops the list. Photo by Grape Basin News: Joe Bernardo in the tasting room on December 22, 2019

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Grape Basin News Wants Your 2019 Harvest Results – Help Establish a Record of Nevada’s Grape Crop

December 19, 2019

Grape Basin News is inviting all Nevada grape producers to contribute harvest results for 2019, as we begin to record the state’s annual grape crop. The reports will establish a baseline to track future expansion of both industrial and hobbyist viticulture in Nevada.

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Nevada Sunset Unveils (And Uncorks) New Sparkling Wine with Plenty of Time to Toast 2020

December 13, 2019

Behind the bar at the Nevada Sunset Winery  tasting room this week Alynn Delisle was touting their newest product. The sparkling wine is dubbed “Reno Sparkles.”  Nevada Sunset collaborated with Crystal Basin Cellars to unveil the bubbly during the holiday season.

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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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