Vanguard International Shares 2022-2023 Peru Grape Season Preview

September 27, 2022 Vanguard International

After the strong 2021-2022 Peru grape season, we discuss early predictions and expectations as this year’s harvest approaches. 

IFG Implores Chinese Retailers to Cease Selling Unauthorized Versions of Popular Grape Varieties

September 26, 2022 IFG

Authorized IFG grape varieties are only available in China through import.  Consequently, IFG CEO, Andy Higgins, is imploring retailers in China to only sell IFG grape varieties from a trusted importer as no IFG table grape varieties are currently grown domestically:

Research Shows “Remarkable” Impacts of Grape Consumption on Health and Lifespans

In comprehensive studies published recently in the journal Foods, it was reported that the long-term addition of grapes to the diet of mice leads to unique gene expression patterns, reduces fatty liver, and extends the lifespan of animals consuming a high-fat western style diet. The research team was led by Dr. John Pezzuto of Western New England University.

What Are Grape Varietal Innovations Worth? Julian Alston Ph.D. Of UC Davis Paints The Picture

We have carefully followed the VitisGen and VitisGen2 project for a long time. It is a multi-institution research collaboration, funded by the USDA-NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative and focused on enabling the production of new grape varieties. Now the Global Grape Summit, to be held in Bakersfield, California, will continue this exploration with a presentation by Julian Alston, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Director of the Center for Wine Economics within the Robert Mondavi Institute at the University of California, Davis.

BUILDING INDUSTRY COOPERATION How Breeders, Growers and Retailers Can Build The Future: Rupert Maude Speaks Out

Rupert Maude has worked for a major producer and a breeder, has lived and worked in producing and consuming countries, and has sold a variety of fresh produce including lettuce, almonds, garlic, and, more recently, stone fruit and table grapes. Last year, Sun World International named Maude its Brand Ambassador.