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Issue 46, August 2021

News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program, August 2021

Researchers work in a lab.RESEARCH FOCUS

Back-sweetened Wine and Apple Cider Inhibit Foodborne Pathogens (PDF)

In back-sweetened wine and apple cider, lower pH and higher alcohol reduce the risk of foodborne pathogens. Extending holding times can help ensure consumer safety.

A large purple cluster of grapes (L) labeled HIgh Cordon, and a smaller, less ripe cluster of grapes labeled VSP.GRAPES 101
How yield components vary

What distinguishes a 'heavy crop year' from an 'average' or 'small' crop year?  Part of the answer is how different yield components combine to produce the final crop.

Student Allyson WentworthSTUDENT FOCUS

Celebrating the Viticulture & Enology class of 2021

Three 2021 graduates reflect on their time at Cornell, share future plans and pass on wisdom to future V&E students.

Image of outreach materials for Spotted Lanternfly awareness.EXTENSION FOCUS

Raising awareness in tasting rooms about Spotted Lantern Fly

Wineries can use tasting room visits to educate consumers about spotted lanternfly.  Free outreach materials from New York State Ag & Markets can help.




Bruce Reisch's virtual field tour of Cornell grape breeding efforts 
This video is a 'virtual field tour' made for the North American Plant Breeders Association Annual Meeting, August 15-19, 2021