Issue 20, March 2015

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News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program
March 16, 2015


RESEARCH FOCUS

VitisGen: Mapping the Way to the Next Generation of Grapes (pdf)
VitisGen is a national, collaborative project by grape breeders and geneticists to identify and implement genetic markers for new grape varieties with disease resistance, cold-hardiness, and higher fruit quality.


Dwayne Bershaw

FACULTY FOCUS

Five Questions for Dwayne Bershaw
As the Department of Food Science's newest lecturer, Dwayne Bershaw brings his diverse enology experience from Oregon and a Master's degree from UC Davis to classes at the Stocking Hall student teaching winery.  


STUDENT FOCUS

Student Teaching Winery Transforms Enology Instruction at Cornell
Renovated Stocking Hall's new student winery is equipped with a range of small-scale equipment allowing students to innovate and experiment with wine production. 


GRAPES 101

The Science Behind Cold-Stabilization and Tartrate Removal 
Ever wonder what those crystals are in a bottle of wine?  Associate Professor of Food Science Gavin Sacks explains how winemakers can reduce the chances of this happening, and why there is no need to worry as a consumer.  


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