Daily Wine News: Pesticide Ban

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 03-29-2023

California has unveiled its sustainable pest management roadmap, a long-range plan towards an environmentally sustainable culture. The plan focuses on the elimination of pesticides by the year 2050. In Decanter, Marisa Finetti considers how the ban will change California vineyard practices.

It’s official: North Carolina–based First Citizens Bank has bought the troubled Silicon Valley Bank, including nearly $1.2 billion in loans to wineries.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley highlights the 25 best wineries in Napa and the Bay Area.

Cornell has released a new white variety called Aravelle, which has been 42 years in the making. “Aravelle contains traits of Cayuga white, a grape developed at Cornell in 1972, which is relatively resistant against bunch rot and mildew diseases, easy to grow, and very productive when it ripens in early to mid-September. The new variety combines those traits with the taste qualities of riesling grapes…”

Grape leaf samples taken by California’s Humboldt County Department of Agriculture have tested positive for Pierce’s disease.

In Club Oenologique, Joanna Simon tracks the story and evolution of Pinot Noir at South Africa’s Hamilton Russell Vineyards.

VinePair chats with sommeliers about their go-to bottles this spring.

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