News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program
Issue 13 March 2013
Introducing Aromella and Arandell: Newest Products of Cornell's Grape Breeding Program
'Arandell' and 'Aromella' are the 55th and 56th grape varieties named by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station and provide exciting new options for growers.
5 Questions for Pat Howe
Pat Howe brings 30 years of experience in wine production in Napa, California, and a strong teaching and consulting background to her new job as lecturer for undergraduate enology classes at Cornell.
Cornell and UC Davis Identify New Virus Associated with Red Blotch Disease
A newly-described virus is found to be associated with grapevine red blotch disease.
A Crush on Napa: A January internship at Bin to Bottle
Cornell Viticulture and Enology majors Chelsea Gallup '13 and Stacey Moskwa '14 spent two and a half weeks in January at Bin to Bottle Winery, a state-of-the-art custom crush winemaking facility in Napa Valley.
Untangling the concepts of vine size, capacity, crop level, vigor, and vine balance
Vine size, vine capacity, cropping level, vine vigor, and vine balance are all related concepts describing vine productivity. They are commonly—but not always consistently—used. Horticulture professor Alan Lakso defines and explains them.
IN THE NEWS
- What North Country Wineries are Doing Right
North Country Public Radio reporter David Sommerstein interviews Cornell enology professor Anna Katharine Mansfield and producers about unique North Country Wines featured at the Viticulture 2013 Conference, held in Rochester this February. Audio link here.
- Ithaca Journal: Cornell Reveals Names of Two New Grape Varieties
Horticulture professor Bruce Reisch was featured in dozens of stories on the announcement of two new grape names. See also Cornell Chronicle article.
- Governor Cuomo announces 'one-stop shop' for Wine, Beer, and Spirits Industry
A new "one stop shop" is designed to provide New York's wine, beer, and spirits producers with a single point of government contact for assistance regarding regulations, licensing, state incentives, and any other questions or issues facing the industry.
- Goffinet, Cornell Cooperative Extension Recognized by NY Wine and Grape Foundation
The New York Wine & Grape Foundation said a big "Thank You" to several individuals and businesses at its annual "Unity Banquet" on Wednesday, February 6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rochester, including horticulture's Martin Goffinet (Research Award) and Cornell Cooperative Extension (Industry Award).
- Eutypa Dieback
Springtime is a good time to diagnose and flag vines with eutypa dieback. Tim Weigle, Senior Extension IPM Specialist, based at the CLEREL laboratory in Portland, NY, demonstrates how to diagnose Eutypa cankers and replace trunks.