wine industry

Jefferson Exchange | October 6, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon October 6, 2014

No Whining In The Vineyards: Grape Crop Great

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It was not a good summer for water availability. 

And it was a terrible year for fires. 

But the drought and heat were not all bad for all living things.  Take wine grapes, for example. 

In fact, take a lot of them, because they appear to be quite abundant this year. 

Southern Oregon University climatologist Gregory Jones joins us. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 28, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Small Wineries Team Up For Big Impact

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When you're a small winery seeking a big impact, it helps to have friends.  But OTHER wineries?

That's the tale of the collective calling itself Bear Creek Boutique Wineries. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 25, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Counting California's Record Grape Harvest

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It takes a while to compile the numbers from California's massive wine grape harvest. 

But here goes: 2013 was a record year, even better than 2012.  The crush records recently compiled show 4.23 Million tons of grapes, for a total crop value of more than $3 Billion. 

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Jefferson Exchange | December 5, 2013
11:20 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Wine Industry Grows Quickly In Southern Oregon

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From former pear orchards, a bounty of wine. 

Many of the same Southern Oregon agricultural plots that were once home to pear orchards are now home to vineyards growing wine grapes. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 24, 2013
12:43 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

In (Scholarly) Pursuit Of Wine

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First it was fun, then it was business, then it was education… and now it's an exchange program. 

The rapid growth of the wine industry in Southern Oregon led to the creation of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute at Umpqua Community College. 

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