Grapes

Turning up the heat on spoilage yeast that can taint wine

If you’ve ever had a red wine that smelled “off,” like gym socks, Band-Aids, or farmyards, then you’ve likely encountered a wine affected by Brettanomyces bruxellensis(“Brett” for short) – a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that can taint... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council taking grant proposals

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council is now accepting 2020 Research Grant proposals with a maximum grant award of $50,000. Proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the... more »

Gripple designs cable joiner for fruit growers

A joining and suspension solutions manufacturer, Gripple, has launched a new agricultural innovation with the introduction of a new joiner, specifically designed for the U.S. fruit growers. The Gripple GP90 has been in development for... more »

Former Marine, first generation college student sets sights on wine world

Bernadette Gagnier knows a thing or two about being an outlier. The first-generation college student is the middle child and only daughter in a family of Boy Scouts. Growing up, she was taught two principles... more »

USDA-ARS offers public tour of its grape, apple and cherry collection

The public is invited to get an insider’s view of the USDA-ARS germplasm repository at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, on Sept. 21 from 9-11 a.m. Attendees will be guided by experts from the... more »

Gladstone Land acquires vineyard in Napa, California

Gladstone Land Corp. has acquired a 366-acre vineyard in Napa, California, for $32 million. In connection with the acquisition, Gladstone Land entered into a leaseback agreement with the seller for a 10-year, triple-net lease. “This is an exciting acquisition... more »

Bacteria within grapevine-killing crown gall tumors eyed

Scientists have mapped the DNA of bacteria found within a chronic disease affecting grapevines, a feat they hope will ultimately help protect the multibillion-dollar grape industry that produces juice, jelly, wine and other important products.... more »

New home for Wine & Viticulture Technology program opens in Michigan

The new Welch Center for Wine & Viticulture on the Benton Harbor, Michigan, Campus of Lake Michigan College (LMC) hosted a public grand opening and dedication ceremony on Aug. 27 The Welch Center is LMC’s... more »


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