Posted: Jan 17, 2017
The wine industry’s necessary distaste when it comes to weeds is valid. Weeds wreak havoc in the vineyard: steal water, invite insects, etc. But harvesting weeds to make a profit must be every farmer’s secret dream. Now that dream seems possible.
The Wine Industry Network (WIN), in Healdsburg, CA. was created specifically to connect wine industry professionals with wine industry vendors and service providers. On January 12, 2017 WIN released a notice to the trade announcing the first ever Wine and Weed Symposium.
No, this meeting is not to replace the wine and cheese party with wine and cookies. It’s a conference aimed at developing cohabitation among Calfornia wine and cannabis producers. This is a serious effort first, to recognize that wine and cannabis production have a great deal in common and second, to find out what those commonalities are and how each industry may hinder, but more importantly, help and support the other.
By Thomas Pellechia, Forbes on January 15, 2017
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