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Small Farm Conference to Offer Sessions on Agritourism, Using Weather Data

January 30, 2017

The Nevada Small Farm Conference will feature four intensive workshops and 20 sessions delving into soils, pest control, and other farming issues. Those, and several other sessions are relevant to viticulture, the conference organizer says.

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Beer and Wine, Mighty Fine

January 22, 2017

In December, Matt Robison whipped up a dopplebock, in preparation for an upcoming beer festival. Then he added muscat juice. The five-gallon batch is still fermenting, but he can tell you what he thinks it will taste like. CLICK HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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Predictive Analytics and the Art of Winemaking

January 22, 2017

A Reno company has brought the Internet of Things to winemaking, with connected bung devices that alert winemakers to quality-killing elements inside the barrel. The founders say the data facilitates decision making. CLICK HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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Wine Coalition Outlines 2017 Legislative Initiatives

January 16, 2017

Paving the way for legal wineries in 2015 was a victory for Washoe and Clark County wine producers. Now, they’ll ask the 2017 legislature for five additional changes to encourage wine investment in the region.

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Wine Academy to Launch – Invites Name Suggestions

January 16, 2017

Two veteran Nevada wine producers are throwing open their vineyards to teach a year-long class to serious students of grape growing and winemaking. Students who finish the program will earn a certificate endorsed by Nevada Vines and Wines.

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Washoe Wine Pioneers Say Business License Is Only Half the Battle

January 5, 2017

Tasting rooms are legal now in Nevada’s second-largest county, but opening one is a complicated matter. For wine commerce to achieve its regional potential, there’s more lawmaking to be done.

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News Tips Welcome at Grape Basin News

January 5, 2017

Grape Basin News has just launched. Look for comprehensive coverage of Nevada’s wine industry. You can send news tips from the contact page.

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Check out the Grapevine

December 18, 2016

Grape Basin News has a gossip page, of sorts. It’s the good kind — no unconfirmed rumors, just newsy items encountered around town. It’s vetted and verified, and so far, the subjects are the sources of the information. You can submit to the grapevine by using the contact page.      

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