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Perennial Cover Crop Evaluation for Enhanced Vineyard Floor Management

Perennial Cover Crop Evaluation for Enhanced Vineyard Floor Management

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Press Release: 22nd Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Competition

The 22nd Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Competition was held on Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Town Point Club in downtown Norfolk under the direction of Dr. Roy L. Williams. Twenty-eight Virginia wineries submitted wines to this year’s competition which was judged by thirteen judges including local chefs, wine writers, wine consultants and members of the wine industry.

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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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Progress Report - July 2014 Botrytis cinerea fungicide sensitivity evaluation in Virginia crops, and evaluation of powdery mildew advisory

Progress Report - July 2014 Botrytis cinerea fungicide sensitivity evaluation in Virginia crops,and evaluation of powdery mildew advisory

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Request for Proposal: Commercial Grape Report

The Virginia Wine Board is seeking qualified applicants to submit a proposal to produce a Commercial Grape Report.

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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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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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Request for Proposal: Work Force Development Program

“Create a work force development program to train candidates for entry level wine production and/or vineyard jobs” The successful proposal will develop a curriculum and train students utilizing existing industry talent including local vineyard owners/operators, winemakers, consultants, and others qualified to teach and train the necessary skills. This is a “hands on” class that will involve on site teaching/work at area vineyards and wineries during the time just prior to harvest until post-harvest. The proposal should include certificate to students who complete the training.

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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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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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Submission Form for Wine Enthusiast

Fill-in form for submitting wines to the Wine Enthusiast

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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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The Washington Post Gives High Marks to The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

Irvington's Dog and Oyster Vineyard wines continue to amaze and Mark Hollingsworth, winegrower and partner, has captured more praise; and, this time from one of America's most highly respected wine writer's Dave McIntyre of The Washington Post.

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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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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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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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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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Virginia Wine Board Meeting Minutes, 06.04.13

Virgina Wine Board Meeting Minutes June 4, 2013 Richmond, VA