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January 2018 Issue of Wines & Vines
 
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COVER STORY

 
 

Putting Modern Lab Equipment to the Test

A comparison of analytical equipment for small to medium-sized wineries

by Richard Carey
 
 

HARVEST REPORT

 
 

Vintage 2017: Most regions enjoy another good year for yields and quality

Mechanization spreads across North America as labor grows even more scarce

by Andrew Adams
 
 

GROWING & WINEMAKING

 
 

How to PrepareĀ  for the Next Disaster

by Andy Starr
 
 

Fruit Flies Play Role in Sour Rot Complex

Training system can impede development of disease

by Megan Hall, Gregory Loeb and Wayne Wilcox
 
 

A Conversation with Josh Jensen

After selling winery to Duckhorn, a Pinot pioneer reflects

by Laurie Daniel
 
 

Tooth Care for Wine Professionals

Protect your teeth against occupational hazards

by Geoff Cowey and Dr. Sarbin Ranjitkar
 
 

Traminette's Popularity Spreads Across the East

How the white hybrid with vinifera-like quality was developed and tested

by Ray Pompilio
 
 

BARRELS

 
 

Bringing Cooperage In-House

Napa Valley winery buys French oak to build its own barrels

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PACKAGING

 
 

Going Pro(totype)

What is this potential game changer for wine packaging?

by Jane Firstenfeld
 
 

TECHNICAL SPOTLIGHT

 
 

Hyde Estate

Owners of famed Carneros vineyard bolster brand with new winery

by Andrew Adams
 
 

The Walls Vineyards

A new wine company in Walla Walla has transformed the former Whitman Cellars winery

by L. M. Archer
 
 

TOP STORIES

 
 

Fiery End to 2017 for California

by Andrew Adams, Jaime Lewis, Jane Firstenfeld and Kate LavinĀ 
 
 

Researchers: Clean Sites and Vines Are Part of Sustainability

by Peter Mitham
 
 

Cabernet Sauvignon Overtakes Riesling in Washington State

by Peter Mitham
 
 

Jackson Family Vineyard Manager Says Mechanization Imminent

by Jaime Lewis
 
 

Fire Relief Donations Continue from Wineries, Industry Suppliers

by Andrew Adams
 
 

Canada's Wine Shipping Laws Go to Court

by Peter Mitham
 
 

PRODUCT FOCUS

 
 

Capsules: New decorative options help extend packaging strategy to entire bottle

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 

UNIFIED SESSIONS PREVIEW

 
 

Marketing Sessions Stand Out at Unified

by Kate Lavin
 
 

WINE INDUSTRY METRICS

 

Winery Industry Metrics

Data-driven news on the wine economy

 

BUSINESS

 
 

Wineries Diverge on Profitability Concerns

Small wineries wary of consumer demand; large producers eye consolidation by wholesale and retail tiers

by Paul Franson
 
 

Predictions for Wine Industry M&A in 2018

Success of the premium wine segment should drive much of the activity

by Cody Jennings
 
 

WINE EAST HEADLINES

 
 

Eastern Winery Exposition Trade Show Is Sold Out

by Linda Jones McKee
 
 

Texas Tech Adds Local Food and Wine Production Concentration

by Kate Lavin
 
 

Pennsylvania Quarantine Area Expands for Spotted Lanternfly

by Linda Jones McKee
 
 

EDITOR'S LETTER

 
 

Practical Ways to Improve Wine Production in 2018

by Jim Gordon