Issue 15, September 2013

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News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program 
Issue 15 September 2013


Barrels

RESEARCH FOCUS

Sanitation of Wine Cooperage using Five Different Treatment Methods: An In Vivo study 
Oak barrels are expensive, made of porous wood, and harbor micro-organisms. Sanitizing them can be a challenge.  Randy Worobo's lab tests five sanitation methods.


Chris Gerling

FACULTY FOCUS

5 Questions for Chris Gerling
As enology extension associate, Chris works with the New York wine industry to provide beginner and continuing educational programs and applied research. 


Luke Haggerty

EXTENSION FOCUS

Luke Haggerty Joins the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program
The newest member of the four-person Lake Erie extension team hails from the University of Minnesota.


Student Focus

STUDENT FOCUS

Alumni Spotlight: Cornell Alumnus helps Finger Lakes winery win Governor's Cup award
Keuka Spring Vineyards won their second Governors Cup this year.  Cornell MPS Alumnus August Deimel '11, winemaker at Keuka Spring Vineyards, credits the MPS program for providing a solid foundation for his winemaking skills


grapes

GRAPES 101

Powdery mildew: How important is overwintering inoculum?
The number of mature overwintering 'cleistothecia' you have at Labor Day can influence how well your management program works next year.


IN THE NEWS


RESEARCH IN PLAIN ENGLISH

  • Preharvest Prediction of Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen in Finger Lakes Riesling
    Nitrogen: When there's too little, fermentations can be sluggish, but too much can lead to microbial instability and spoilage. Who has time to measure it in the rush to crush? Here, we describe a method that uses measurements taken two weeks before harvest to predict yeast assimilable nitrogen at harvest in Riesling grapes.

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