News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program
May 31, 2016
Clean Plants for the Future of the Eastern Wine and Grape Industry
Based on the recent National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) webinar series, learn how the NCPN, new testing protocols and a revitalized New York certification program will reduce the risk of nursery-transmitted viral pathogens.
Way Beyond Wine: New Beer and Distillation Courses in CALS
New classes in the Viticulture and Enology program offer students firsthand experience distilling beverages such as brandy and rum, as well as brewing beer.
New Scholarship Helps Students, Long Island Merlot Industry
Suffolk County students attending Cornell's viticulture and enology program are eligible for a new scholarship offered by the Long Island Merlot Alliance.
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IN THE NEWS
- How Climate Change Will Transform What's in Your Wine Glass
In this Huffington Post article, Justine Vanden Heuvel discusses how climate change, if left unchecked, will impact nearly every aspect of the wine industry, ranging from wine styles to production practices.
- New York Wineries Hope Palates Warm to Cold-Hardy Grape Varietals
Local winemakers are creating viable businesses thanks to new cold-hardy grapes, according to Tim Martinson in this New York Times article.
- Wine Drinkers Need to Branch Out
Genetic diversity among wine grapes is essential for protecting against pests and diseases. Supporting vineyards and wineries that work with different grape varieties also supports a diverse, robust wine industry, according to Justine Vanden Heuvel.
- Grape Virus Expert Fuchs Wins Industry Research Award
Marc Fuchs, associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, receives the 2016 Research Award from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation for his commitment to research on the vineyard diseases leafroll and red blotch. Additional information can be found in this CALS Notes post.
In this YouTube video, Marc Fuchs discusses the causes of grapevine red blotch, a recently-identified viral disease which affects vineyards across North America.