Jul 30, 2012
Cornell looking for names for two new grape varieties

Cornell scientists are asking the public for names for two new wine grape varieties that will be released from their breeding program in 2013.

The two latest varieties from grape breeder Bruce Reischinclude a cold-hardy white wine grape and an innovative organic dark red. The first conjures up citrusy aromatic characteristics; the second has a hint of blueberry. Their current names — NY76.0844.24 and NY95.0301.01– are far from inspiring.

Reisch hopes that a contest and social media campaign will help change that. He is accepting name submissions at [email protected] until Aug. 6.

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