The annual Intensive Tasting Proficiency Training Workshop, organized by the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, was held on June 20th and received a remarkable response. Attendees with varying levels of expertise were given the opportunity to enhance their sensory […] Read Moreabout Intensive Tasting Proficiency Training Workshop a Success
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The 2022 Iowa Native Wine Production and Sales Report is now available on our website. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development program prepares the annual report, which provides a snapshot of the Iowa wine […] Read Moreabout Recap of the 2022 Native Iowa Wine Production and Sales Report
By: Suzanne Slack, Ph.D. Early season grape vine canopy management is essential for producing high-quality grapes and ensuring a successful harvest. Proper management practices can help to promote healthy vine growth, increase yields, and improve fruit quality. In this article, […] Read Moreabout Early season grape vine canopy management
The following is an update from Anne Zwink, Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Iowa Wine Grower’s Association (IWGA): For any questions, please contact the IWGA’s Legislative committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: The MGWII does not lobby in any governmental or […] Read Moreabout Iowa legislative changes 2023
Student workers As the end of the semester approaches our current intern Ms. Sara Ference (Chemistry Major) is getting ready to graduate and start the next chapter of her life. Sara has been a great student and intern, we are […] Read Moreabout Lab Updates – May 2023
New Staff In January we recently welcomed a new staff member, Andrew (Drew) J. Makowski. Drew has accepted the role as Lab Manager and Research Scientist. Although Drew isn’t originally from Iowa, he has lived in the midwest for most […] Read Moreabout Through the Grapevine: Service Lab Update