Grape hang time and subsequent alcohol levels are hot topics in the California wine industry right now. In response, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Association will host, “The Future of Napa Valley: Beyond Hang Time.” This seminar will take place on Thursday, March 8th, 2007 at Copia in downtown Napa.
The controversy surrounding attempts to establish sub-AVAs within Paso Robles shows no sign of abating anytime soon. Several members of the Paso Robles wine industry have written to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau expressing their criticism of the proposed Westside Paso Robles sub-AVA
On February 22nd and 23rd, Fresno State University hosted the 10th Annual Viticulture and Enology Conference with a focus on color in grapes and color and wine. A wide array of winemakers and researchers spoke on color development and color management in grape growing and winemaking.