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grapes_and_glass_image_small.jpg  Are you ready for the 7th Annual 

Missouri Valley Wine Competition? 

Get your wines ready because the competition will be held February 15th, 2015.

We will have awards for the thirteen prize categories this year.

Last year, we had 370 entries from 13 states and 2 Canadian Provinces (Manitoba and Saskatchewan)

Sponsors and Judges are being added as we speak.

Click on the link below to download the brochure for your chance to win one of the categories.

2015 MVWS Wine Competition Brochure 

 
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies On Crystal Glasses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Check out this video from MSN:

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies On Crystal Glasses

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/dance-of-the-sugar-plum-fairies-on-crystal-glasses/208n32vn?from=email

Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 March 2011 )
 
Famed Winegrape Region Quarantined PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Wednesday, 17 March 2010

March 10, 2010 published in GrowingProduce.com

In response to numerous detections of the European grapevine moth (EGVM) in Napa County, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has established a quarantine of 162 square miles including portions of Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties.

The initial detection of an EGVM larva in a trap in the Oakville area on September 15, 2009 was the first detection of this pest in the United States. Confirmation of that detection led to increased trapping and surveys that have since detected the pest at several sites, generally contained in two pockets of infestation: one on the eastern side of the City of Napa and the other between Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena. Maps of the two quarantine zones and additional information are available at www.cdfa.ca.gov/PHPPS/PE/InteriorExclusion/egvm_quarantine.html.

Grapes are our state’s top crop,” said CDFA Secretary A.G. Kawamura. “This quarantine will help us ensure that the infestation doesn’t have an opportunity to spread. I fully understand that quarantines impact both the public and our growers. It is important and necessary to protect our food supply and the larger environment from these invasive pests, so the entire community’s cooperation is essential and appreciated.”

Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 March 2011 )
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Wine may be good for women’s waistlines PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Tuesday, 09 March 2010

Study: Drinking light to moderate amount of red vino may keep pounds off

updated 3:44 p.m. CT, Mon., March. 8, 2010

Light to moderate alcohol consumption, especially red wine, is not only good for a woman's heart, it's also good for her waistline, according to a study reported Monday.

The study started out with nearly 20,000 trim middle-aged and older women. Over time, women who drank alcohol in moderation put on less weight and were less apt to become overweight compared to non-drinkers. This was true even after taking into account various lifestyle and dietary factors that might influence a woman's weight.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 March 2011 )
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MVWS February 2010 Newsletter is available for download PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Wednesday, 03 March 2010
The February 2010 Newsletter is posted. Once you log in, you can view it by clicking on the "Downloads" link on the left side of this page. Click on Monthly Newsletters then click MVWS 2010 Newsletters.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 March 2011 )
 
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