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Why some red wines taste ‘dry’

May 9, 2019

Wine connoisseurs can easily discriminate a dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, from a fruitier red, like…
Research to clear the air on smoke taint in wine

March 13, 2019

The question of whether smoke from stubble burning has any effect on wine grapes will be tested as…
Wild yeasts may hold key to better wines from warmer climates

December 4, 2018

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines…
Oenologists suggest wild yeast could improve the quality of wine from warmer climates

December 3, 2018

Making wine involves a lot of science. So much so that a lot of universities are involved in…
Magnetic treatment could help remove ‘off-flavor’ from wines

June 18, 2018

From vine to wine, grapes undergo a remarkable transformation. But sometimes this makeover results in vino that doesn’t…
Genomic study reveals clues to wild past of grapes

November 8, 2017

About 22,000 years ago, as the ice sheets that consumed much of North America and Europe began retreating,…
New, Easy-to-Harvest Raisin Grape Reduces Production Cost

December 8, 2016

A new raisin grape developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in California is proving to be very…
Lowering the Risk of Infection with Grapes

March 24, 2016

Eating grapes may help obese people decrease certain types of fats in their blood that are linked to…
Scientists created an app for more accurate grape disease assessment

January 7, 2016

These days there are smartphone apps for everything. Some of them make our life just a little easier,…
Native Vine’s Sap Eyed as Potential Gum Arabic Alternative

December 16, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers found a sap oozing from the stem of frost grape, a native…
Botrytis ‘noble rot’ fungus reprograms wine grape metabolism

December 5, 2015

For hundreds of years, the fungus Botrytis cinerea has been key to making the world’s finest dessert wines.…
On the scent of a wine’s bouquet

October 3, 2014

As the grapes ripen, more and more aroma compounds accumulate in their skin. (Photo: J. Frotscher / hs-gm)…
Mechanical grape thinning pays off for growers

December 6, 2013

Concord grape growers in western New York expanded the use of mechanical crop thinning techniques this season to…
Sequencing study lifts veil on wine’s microbial terroir

November 26, 2013

Unseen microbial communities on wine grapes are shaped by the environment and may help improve wine flavor and…
Protecting Australian grapevines from new virus

April 11, 2013

University of Adelaide researchers are working to prevent the introduction into Australia of a potentially devastating new grapevine…
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