Viticulture and viniculture

FILE--In this Feb. 23, 2004, file photo, winemaker David Lett savors the bouquet from a glass of Pinot Noir at his Eyrie Vinyards home in Dundee, Ore. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and have told a California winery to back off its claims it makes an Oregon pinot noir. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
November 28, 2018 - 7:59 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are stomping on a California winery's claims that it makes an Oregon pinot. Copper Cane, a Napa Valley...
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A burnt car sits on the outskirts of the village of Monchique in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Emergency services in Portugal say they are still fighting a major wildfire on the south coast that threatened to engulf a hillside town overnight. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
August 06, 2018 - 11:51 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Firefighters in Portugal were close to bringing a major, four-day wildfire near a popular tourist area under control Monday as sweltering weather gripped much of Europe. The Portuguese Civil Protection Agency said firefighters had contained 95 percent of the blaze in rolling...
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A harvest helper empties a bucket with grapes during the earliest start of the grape harvest in history in Loerzweiler, some 50 kilometers south of Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Aug.6, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 06, 2018 - 9:01 am
LOERZWEILER, Germany (AP) — Germany's grape harvest is officially underway on its earliest date yet after a scorching summer that has many other farmers despairing but — so far — is promising to be good for vintners. At a vineyard in Loerzweiler, near the Rhine River in southwestern Germany,...
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May 23, 2018 - 6:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — enough to power 600,000 homes. The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts' first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts. Also...
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A volunteer passes supplies donated to Thomas fire evacuees in Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. As many as five fires have closed highways, schools and museums, shut down production of TV series and cast a hazardous haze over the region. About 200,000 people were under evacuation orders. No deaths and only a few injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 07, 2017 - 4:14 am
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local): 10:30 p.m. A surge from the biggest of the wildfires burning in Southern California has forced several thousand more people to evacuate in a community of artists and resorts. Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Eric...
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Flames from the Thomas fire burn above a truck on Highway 101 north of Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 07, 2017 - 12:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles' exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed multimillion-dollar houses and tract homes alike. Hundreds of homes across the L.A...
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In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, workers begin repairs to a damaged irrigation pipe at the wildfire-damaged Signorello Estate winery in Napa, Calif. Residents in California wine country are increasingly worried about the ability to pay their bills as wildfires drag on. The state's deadliest group of fires has left many business owners and employees without work or pay for nine days. Business communities are just returning to assess the effect on revenue and jobs. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 17, 2017 - 4:56 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Outside one of the first shops to reopen for business on an empty central square in California wine country, clerk Rhiannon Lorenzini swept the sidewalks as the sky cleared of ash more than a week after the state's deadliest group of wildfires ignited. In a wine region that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, a worker carries red grapes in a burgundy vineyard during the grape harvest season, in Volnay, central France. The EU's Copa-Cogeca farm union announced Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 that spring hail and frost, combined with sustained drought during the summer, will force wine production down to 145 million hectoliters, a level not seen since 1981. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
October 10, 2017 - 10:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Hail, frost and droughts have hit Europe's grape harvest hard, making it the smallest in 36 years. The quality of the wines, though, is expected to be excellent. The European Union's Copa-Cogeca farm union said Tuesday that the extreme weather means the harvest is expected to be...
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Vineyards are lined up as a wildfire burns on a mountaintop Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 10, 2017 - 4:48 am
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Workers in Northern California's renowned wine country picked through charred debris and plotted what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards, destroying at least two wineries and damaging many others. The wind-driven wildfires came as Napa and...
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A wildfire moves closer to North Tustin homes along the 261 freeway in Tustin, Calif., Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Deadly wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country Monday, destroying 1,500 homes and businesses and sending thousands fleeing as flames raged unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and tree-lined neighborhoods. (Cindy Yamanaka/The Orange County Register via AP)
October 10, 2017 - 1:16 am
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 10 p.m. More than 5,000 Southern California homes were evacuated Monday as fire crews struggled to battle a rapidly growing brush fire. The blaze has scorched 6,000 acres and destroyed dozens of structures in Orange County...
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