Up in the air with wine

Are you flying long distance soon? Does your selected airline serve wine to passengers in your section of the plane, free or otherwise? So, is that wine any good, or just cheapo stuff with a fancy label? If you are lucky enough to be in the front of the plane on an...

What’s happening with the Dahlonega Plateau AVA?

You may be wondering what has happened about the keenly anticipated announcement of the establishment of the Dahlonega Plateau AVA. Word on the street is that there is no problem with the concept or of detail of the Dahlonega Plateau AVA.  It is just that the Federal...

An update about the Dahlonega Plateau AVA

If you are interested in the progress of establishing the Dahlonega Plateau AVA (see my previous post about the AVA)  you may have noticed that things have gone rather quiet since my posting in January. The latest word on the street is that there will be a formal...

Spring is a scary time

If you are managing a vineyard, Spring can be a very scary time. When the vines start to wake after the winter, tender plant growth starts to develop. And this is the time when a late frost can wreak havoc on this young growth. If the air temperature drops below 32°F,...