Grapes

UF researchers help wineries capitalize on carbonation craving

University of Florida researchers are helping wineries make more of their products bubbly to meet taste trends and expand their business. Andrew MacIntosh, a University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) assistant... more »

Breeding, genetics boosted by Sun World’s new Center for Innovation

For more than three decades, Bakersfield, California-based Sun World researchers have worked diligently to develop new and more flavorful fruits and vegetables. Beginning this month, they now have an impressive new home from which to... more »

Michigan urges vigilance after dead spotted lanternfly cases identified

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is asking freight carriers, warehouse workers and delivery drivers to be on the lookout for invasive spotted lanternfly after the United States Department of Agriculture confirmed... more »

Arrigoni has solutions against hail, excessive heat in Bordeaux vineyards

Arrigoni’s range of solutions for defending winegrapes protects crops from adverse weather conditions, more and more unpredictable and harmful even for prestigious wine crops. According to a news release, as well as being very practical... more »

Spotted lanternfly found in Jefferson County, Ohio

A population of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) has been found in Mingo Junction just south of Steubenville, Ohio, along the Ohio River. The initial report came from a resident who spotted a dead adult... more »

Arnie Esterer, pioneer of vinifera wines in Ohio dies at age 88

Arnulf “Arnie” Esterer, winemaker and owner of Markko Vineyard in Conneaut, Ohio, died at home on Oct. 28, 2020, at the age of 88. Born in 1932 in Bochum, Germany, he graduated from the University... more »

ZAFA Wines will centralize, grow with help from Vermont Land Trust

ZAFA Wines owner Krista Scruggs has secured her first farm with help from the Vermont Land Trust and the Michael Colbert Farmland Fund. The 56-acre farm in Isle La Motte was purchased by the Land... more »

Unified Symposium reshuffles program to prioritize wildfire smoke discussion

In response to the industry’s need for answers and solutions to the regular occurrence of seasonal wildfires in the West, the 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium will launch its event on Tuesday, Jan. 26,... more »

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FGN February 2021

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Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

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