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A fictionalized snapshot of the Solar Antonio Grilo

The strawberries were just beginning to bud. The smell of nettles stung through the air. The spray soaked from their leaves deterred pesky aphids as much as their leaves did unwary gardeners. 325 more words

3. Wiki Wednesday

Aussies call them 'Stickies'

We call them dessert wines but the Australian term captures the glutinous sweetness of these wines better. Some people think that sweet wines must come from sweet grapes. 542 more words

9 A Love Of Wine & Cheese

Cleanliness is next to ... success

One of the biggest killers in the greenhouse at this time of year is grey mould, also known as botrytis. More accurately known as Botrytis cinerea… 224 more words

Diseases And Wildlife

A Guide to Sauternes and Ice Wines

These wines are late harvested, when mists are created in the humid fall, causing a mold to attack the grapes. The trick, which requires considerable skill, is to harvest the grapes, which now look like raisins, at exactly the right moment, before the grapes become useless.

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French Life

Attention les Rugbymen!!

(Version française)

The Grenache you harvested and pressed has been added to large 26 litre bottles and is beginning its journey towards maturity and drinking. 574 more words

Wines

Riesling Part I: The Oktoberfest Friendly Wine

Oktoberfest is in full swing and it’s not just about the beer. Riesling is delicious with that bratwurst as well! It’s a wine I like to have year round as it goes well with just about anything from salads to spicy food. 646 more words

Wine

Licensed to Kill: A Look at Noble Rot

The fungus Botrytis cinerea — a type of gray mold — is the kind that grows on the old berries in your fridge, but in the vineyards of Europe (and more recently some other wine-producing regions artificially infected, but more on that later) … 571 more words

Agriculture