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Progress Report - July 2014 Assessment of Variability of Grape Downy Mildew Sensitivity to Phosphonates (phosphites)

Progress Report - July 2014 Assessment of Variability of Grape Downy Mildew Sensitivity to Phosphonates (phosphites)

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Virginia Wines Earn Six Gold Medals at 33rd Annual

Three Virginia wineries, Barboursville Vineyards, Trump Winery, and Narmada Winery, took home a total of six gold medals at the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Barboursville Vineyards received two gold medals (2010 Premium Bourdeaux Blend and 2011 Cabernet Franc) and one bronze medal (2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve). Trump Winery received two gold medals (2012 Viognier and 2008 Blanc de Blanc Brut) and a silver medal (2008 Premium Borudeax Blend). Narmada Winery received two gold medals (2011 Viognier and 2010 Chambourcin, Reflection). In all, Virginia wines earned 43 medals: six gold, 14 silver and 23 bronze.

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VIRGINIA WINE BOARD Annual Report for 2012-2013

The Virginia Wine Board was created by the General Assembly in 2004 to replace the original Wine Advisory Board. The Board is established within the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The purpose of the Board is to allocate funds to projects that expand viticultural and enological research, education, and promotion of the growing of grapes and the production of wine in the Commonwealth. According to the Code, not less than one third of the monies appropriated shall be spent on projects that advance viticultural and enological research concerning the growing of grapes and the production of wine in Virginia.

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Request for Proposal: Enology Research

The Virginia Wine Board is seeking qualified applicants to submit a proposal to: Organize industry led research initiatives which address the enology and viticultural issues impacting the Commonwealth of Virginia. The projects should focus on vineyard and winery techniques specific to Virginia, ideally led by local wineries and winemakers. The project should focus on potential enology techniques for improving Virginia wines. The successful applicant is encouraged to utilize and partner with established Wine Trails (vineyard operators and wine makers) within their American Viticulture Areas (AVA).

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FY 16 Research Report - Baudoin Botrytis

http://www.winemakersresearchexchange.com/

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FY 2014_2015 Virginia Wine Marketing Fund Application

The Virginia Wine Marketing Fund is sponsored by the Virginia Wine Board. This program supports Virginia wineries in promoting their products in the market, both retail and trade markets. The financial support offering in this program will: • Provide “seed funds” for new initiatives to promote Virginia wines • Foster partnerships among Virginia wineries to achieve similar marketing goals • Promote Virginia wine both in Virginia, regional, national and or international markets

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Request for Proposal: Enology Extension Services

The Virginia Wine Board is seeking qualified applicants to submit a proposal to: Provide enology extension services to Virginia wineries The qualified candidate will possess strong knowledge of all phases of winemaking, including but not limited to, fermentation kinetics, wine microbiology, wine chemistry, wine stability, sanitation, cellar safety and food safety. This position requires extensive travel within the state, including some overnight travel. In addition to visiting wineries, the applicant will conduct 4 regional wine making workshops (1 per quarter) in different areas within the state to provide wine making education and address wine making issues, as identified by winemakers. There are no research requirements, but a quarterly report will be due to the Wine Board 1 week prior to Board meetings and be available to attend Wine Board meetings if needed.

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Economic Impact Study of the Virginia Wine Industry

This survey will assess the overall direct and indirect impact that wine and grapes have on the overall Virginia economy. This information in turn will likely be used to help generate additional funds for the industry’s continued marketing and development efforts. All submission are anonymous.

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Virginia Wine Master’s Application for Single Store Retailers

2013 Application for Virginia Wine Master's Program for Singe Store Retailers

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Spring 2011: Virginia Wine Week Love By The Glass

Virginia Wine Week promotes restaurants and wine shops that offer Virginia wine for sale by the glass and the bottle. This is an excellent time to offer Wine by the Glass specials and bottles that may not be on a regular list.

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Virginia Viognier Virtual Tasting Notes

On Thursday, July 14th - we are hosting a Virtual Tasting of Virginia Viogniers from 7-9pm EST on Twitter. Please tune and participate. Use the hashtag: #VaWine

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Wine Competition Overview

Excel spreadsheet detailing various national and international wine competitions...

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FY 2011/2012 Virginia Wine Marketing Fund

The Virginia Wine Marketing Fund is funded by the Virginia Wine Board. This program supports Virginia wineries in promoting their products in the market, both retail and trade markets. Deadline for 2012 applications is June 18, 2011.

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List of Virginia wine medals from IEWC and ASWC 2011

A list of all the medals won by Virginia wineries in the 2011 International Eastern Wine Competition and Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition.

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VA Wine Medals from 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

A list of the 22 medals awarded to Virginia wineries at the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

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Circle of Wine Writers Dec 2011 Newsletter

December Issue of the Circle of Wine Writers Newsletter, which discusses the Virginia Wine sponsored Christmas party.

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The Economic Impact of Wine and Wine Grapes on the State of Virginia – 2010

The Economic Impact of Wine and Wine Grapes on the State of Virginia – 2010

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Virginia Wine and Dine Month Banner Coding

Insert the following code in the header of your site's template file to install the Wine & Dine Month banner on any site.

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Focus Group Research Findings, February 2012

The first phase of the Virginia Wine Branding Study: Focus Group Research Findings, February 2012

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Research Findings, January 2012

The first phase of the Virginia Wine Branding Study: Research Findings, January 2012

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Submission Form for Wine Enthusiast

Fill-in form for submitting wines to the Wine Enthusiast