Issue 17, March 2014

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News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program 
Issue 17 March 2014


Wine Glass

RESEARCH FOCUS

Do Restaurants in New York Cater to "Locapours"* (pdf)
*consumers seeking out locally-produced New York wines
For wineries seeking to enter the NYC market, restaurants are a key starting point.  Are NY restaurants catering to the interest in NY wines?


Miguel Gomez

RESEARCH FOCUS

Increasing Sales at the Cellar Door
In two just-published studies, Miguel Gomez and Anna Katharine Mansfield find that increasing customer satisfaction and leaving those sensory descriptors off of tasting room sheets both lead to higher sales at winery tasting rooms.


Brad Rickard

FACULTY FOCUS

5 Questions for Brad Rickard
Since 2008, Brad's research and extension program has focused on the economic implications of policies, innovation, and industry-led initiatives applied to agricultural and food markets.


Lindsay Jordan

STUDENT FOCUS

Masters Student Studies Sustainable Vineyard Floor Management
Lindsay Jordan researches  how under-the-trellis cover crops can improve sustainability of wine grape production under direction of Justine Vanden Heuvel.


black rot on grapes

GRAPES 101

Managing Black Rot
New York Grape IPM specialist Tim Weigle provides the basic information you need to get a handle on black rot and its management.


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UPCOMING EVENT

Lake Erie 2014 Grape Growers Conference March 20.
The Lake Erie Regional Grape Extension program has put together a day long program and trade show to be held March 20 at the Williams Center, SUNY Fredonia campus. Register here


IN THE NEWS


FEATURED VIDEO

  • Lake Erie Grape Program Interviewed about Cold Injury
    Lake Erie Regional Grape Extension Program viticulturist  Luke Haggerty discussed the cold temperature effects on bud mortality across the region with reporters from Channel 4 and Channel 7 in Buffalo, NY.


PHOTO FEATURE

The recent Business, Enology and Viticulture (BEV NY) conference on Feb 27, 28, and March 1, organized by the Cornell Enology Extension Program and the Finger Lakes Grape Program, attracted a full house at the Waterloo Holiday Inn.

Meeting room