New Sunpreme Grape Variety from USDA-ARS

The central valley of California produces most of the nation’s table and raisin grapes, which, combined, have an industry value of more than $2.5 billion annually. Growing grapes for raisins here is labor-intensive, usually requiring the canes or stems to be cut so the grapes can wither on the vine. But Sunpreme, a new ARS-developed

How Much Alcohol is Too Much?

Have you heard this comment from someone you know? I don’t have a problem. I only drink beer or wine on weekends with friends just to be social, relax, and have a good time. Social drinking doesn’t sound harmful, does it? And some people think drinks like beer don’t really count as alcohol. Unfortunately, neither

How grape juice is made

I’m at the Welch’s plant in Grandview. Washington provides the majority of grapes used in all those famous Welch’s products we know and love. I visited with senior operations manager, Brad Bigalk, to talk about this local facility. This location is a bulk facility for Welch’s. In a typical season it could be anywhere from