Hops and Yeast Gives Craft Beer Flavor and Aroma
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Hops and Yeast Gives Craft Beer Flavor and Aroma

Hops are a unique cone shape design from Mother Nature. This plant is one of the most popular ingredient in modern beer. Yeast is what makes beer have a great mouthfeel and also works with hops for aromas and flavors. Until the 1800's no one knew what yeast was-it was the magical ingredient harvested in one beer and put into another batch. And yes yeast grows naturally in nature.

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The Vineyards Cover Crop

What the wine industry does to conserve and manage the vineyard. Cover Crop in Vineyard In California’s Wine Country, winter is a time when brown hillsides turn green and vineyards…

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Some Words From Ken
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Some Words From Ken

Knowledge of raw materials, equipment, care in manufacturing gives our clients quality products! The following comes from a presentation by our own Ken Koleszar-IOW Operations. Ken Koleszar   Hardwoods are…

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Good Wine Is Not Just From Varietal Grapes
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Good Wine Is Not Just From Varietal Grapes

Another Form of Art In Winemaking Is Blending. Wines are like people; some of us need a lot of love - an advocate that brings out our best in us,"…

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The Toast To . . .
The Toast
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The Toast To . . .

Proper Toasting Is an Art Form Not to Be a Casual Exercise My first exposure to the seriousness of "toasting" came from my time in the US Navy. The protocol…

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Only Four In Nevada
A fine winery in Fallon, NV grows grapes for their white wine.
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Only Four In Nevada

Don't Let The Title Let You Get To Far Ahead As hard as it may be to comprehend, there was a wine industry in the U.S. before there was a…

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Awards, Evaluations and Some Must Go
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Awards, Evaluations and Some Must Go

Employee Evaluation Tools Can Become Obsolete - Bottom 10% of Employees Must Go We have seen proclamations touting such-and-such a new program or research to be the latest and greatest…

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Masters of Wine and Master Sommelier
Sometimes you must drink a lot of wine to know wine
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Masters of Wine and Master Sommelier

Whether you think Master of Wine or Master Sommelier add value to the wine experience, it is extremely difficult to achieve these designations.

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