Playing it COVID safe for iconic Naples Grape Festival. Here's what to expect

NAPLES – After last year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, the Naples Grape Festival is back — with a few changes for COVID safety. The festival, held every September with few exceptions since 1961, draws tens of thousands of people to the village of Naples to celebrate the grape harvest and area artisans, cuisine, winemakers, musicians and more.
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Sampling of Grape Festival fare a tasty Sentinel tradition

Along with previewing Lodi Grape Festival rides, and musical entertainment, the News-Sentinel staff takes its annual opening day trip to the festival grounds to sample the various food offerings. While some vendors and concessionaires had to cancel appearances this year, it seemed as though there was no shortage of food...

Festival of Grapes Next Weekend

Caption: The annual Grape Stomping event is on Friday at 6pm. 3-Day Annual Event Returns to Silver Creek Next Weekend. The village of Silver Creek, NY is bringing the Festival of Grapes back for 2021. This 3-day event takes place on September 24th though the 26th at the Village Park and has something everyone in the family can enjoy.

Lodi Grape Festival

For over 80 years the people in San Joaquin County have been gathering to celebrate the grape harvest at the annual Lodi Grape Festival. What started out as a small food festival in downtown Lodi has now evolved into a four-day event filled with great entertainment, food, vendors, grape and commodity murals, competitive exhibits, carnival, wine tasting, and so much more.

One Tank Trip: Kirkwood Winery Grape Stomp Festival

SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOAY) – This week’s One Tank Trip takes us on a visit to a local winery. The Kirkwood Winery up in Summersville has been in business for more than 30 years. They sell a large variety of wines that you’ve probably seen in your local grocery store. “We...

Bulgaria's 2021 grape harvest expected to be 20% up from last year

Bozukov, along with Vice President Iliana Yotova, attended the start of harvesting in a vineyard near the southwestern village of Harsovo. Overall, 145,000 tonnes of wine grape and 100 million litres of wine are expected to be produced this year, according to the Agriculture Minister. The grapes are expected to...

There’s A Correct (And Incorrect) Way To Cut Grapes For Kids

Hands down, one of my scariest parenting moments was when my son choked. He was about one-and-a-half and was happily chowing down on apple slices, something he’d eaten successfully before. Everything was fine, until it wasn’t. Suddenly, he began coughing and choking on the apples, and making wheezing sounds like...

New tool identifies grape varieties suited to warmer climates

A new, free online tool that collates data on 465 different wine grape varieties suited for warmer climates has been released. Funded by Wine Australia and developed by Peter Clingeleffer and his colleague Hilary Davis from the CSIRO, the Variety Selector Tool contains information on grape phenology, growth traits and fruit composition for 465 varieties grown in a warm inland climate.

Oregon State University Looking for Grape Pest Feedback

Oregon State University Extension wants to hear from grape growers across the Pacific Northwest regarding pest management efforts. The study looks to better understand regional communication and group cooperation among growers in the three states. There are two separate surveys, which OSU official says should take about 35 minutes all together.
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Grape Jamboree committee working on next year

GENEVA — The 2021 version of the Grape Jamboree will not occur, but work is underway to make sure the event returns in 2022. “We are already working on next year. We’ve had some meetings,” said Brian Kelly, president of the Grape Jamboree board of directors. “We are as bummed...