By Alex Gapinski Cold-hardy hybrid grape varieties are the foundation for the wine industry in the Midwest and other regions, but making high quality red wine can be a challenge due to unique chemistry that varies from the more traditional […] Read Moreabout Using Plant Growth Regulators for Higher Quality Red Wines
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Ongoing research: Evolution of Marquette and Frontenac red wines during aging How long a red wine can age? Several years for Vitis vinifera red wines, but it depends on many factors including how much it would be protected from oxidation. […] Read Moreabout Research Winemaking Focus
The ISU/UMN Research and Winemaking webinar series is back, beginning May 31st 2022! When the pandemic hit it was difficult to keep providing help, tools, and knowledge to all of you. After a few discussions with some colleagues about new […] Read Moreabout Research Winemaking Focus
Spotlight on: Yiliang Cheng I am Yiliang Cheng, a second-year Ph.D student majoring in Food Science and Human Nutrition at ISU. I am an international student from China and came to ISU to pursue my Master’s degree in 2018. I […] Read Moreabout Let’s Focus On… with Dr. Watrelot
By Dr. Aude Watrelot – My lab focuses on understanding and improving viticultural and winemaking practices to apply on cold hardy grapes and wines with a specific focus on phenolic compounds. These compounds are responsible for many features in wines […] Read Moreabout What happened in 2021 in Watrelot’s lab?
By Dr. Aude Watrelot – In winemaking, the fining step, which corresponds to adding material(s) to the wine, is important to remove any undesired compounds from the wine. One issue observed in cold-hardy wines is the formation of haze in […] Read Moreabout Using bentonite for improving red wine tannins content?