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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Kushman By the Bottle: Wet Weather And Wine

April 18, 2018

Wine expert Rick Kushman explains how the recent rains and weird late winter season could affect wine grapes.

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Food and Sustainability

If China Strikes Back On Tariffs, California Tree Nut Exports Could Take A Hit

March 27, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Following President Trump's move to slap tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum exports, China may retaliate by levying $2 billion in tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Kushman By The Bottle: Valentine's Day

February 7, 2018 | Chris Remington

Wine expert Rick Kushman gives some advice ahead of Valentine's Day.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Kushman By The Bottle: Thanksgiving Wine Tips

November 22, 2017 | Chris Remington

Wine expert Rick Kushman shares tips for selecting the right bottle to pair with your holiday meal.

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Environment

Wildfires Hit Napa, Sonoma Before Grape Harvest Complete

October 10, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Sonoma and Napa Counties have been hit hard by unforgiving wildfires that continue to ravage Northern California. It's too early to gauge the economic toll on the region's famed wine industry.

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Food and Sustainability

As Labor Scarcity Grows, High-End Vineyards Embrace Machine Harvest

October 9, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Field labor is in short supply in California. While many of the state’s high-end wine grape growers still rely on the tradition of hand-picking, others are integrating machines into the vineyards and they say it may yield better quality grapes.

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Food and Sustainability

As Wine Grape Harvest Begins, Calif. Growers Face Ongoing Farmworker Shortage

August 15, 2017 | Julia Mitric

As California's wine grape harvest gets underway, the majority of it will be done by machine. But even as growers face ongoing labor shortages, mechanization isn't a cure-all for growers in every region.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Kushman By The Bottle: Not All Malbec Wines Are Created Equal

August 9, 2017 | Chris Remington

Wine expert Rick Kushman stops by to talk about Malbec wines and how the summer heat spikes balance out the wet winter storms.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Why The California State Fair Is Good For The Wine Industry

July 12, 2017 | Rick Kushman

Wine expert Rick Kushman talks about why the California State Fair, surprisingly to some, is a win for the wine industry.

Winegrape Growers Taking Extra Measures To Protect Vineyards During Heat Wave

June 22, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

The high temperatures can be a bust or a boon to what goes into the barrel.

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