Grassy booze discussion last week from Michael Markarian and inderpal singh. Thanks gents!
This week: New threats of phylloxera
What regions are most recently affected by the louse and why? What are their plans of action? Is it all bad or is there a silver lining?
One of the silver linings in Walla Walla is that many of the vineyards are about 40-50 years old and are approaching the age when they would start to be replanted anyway. Growers have the opportunity now to replant with phylloxera-resistant American rootstock and the timing of the discovery is not too disruptive.
I need to find these 50 year old Walla Walla vineyards.