The Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, located at Iowa State University, recentlyhosted the first event in their three-part roundtable discussion series on October 19th. Themain objective of this series is to provide winemakers with a comprehensive overview of the […] Read Moreabout Round Table Recap
Hydrogen Sulfide Formation in Canned Wines Under Long-Term and Accelerated Conditions Austin Montgomery, Rachel B. Allison, Julie M. Goddard, Gavin L. Sacks Am J Enol Vitic. 2023 74:0740011 ; DOI: 10.5344/ajev.2022.22051 Earlier this year research was published that investigates some off-flavors that have beenreported in canned wines. This work comes from Gavin […] Read Moreabout Trouble with Canned Wines? Research shows how to avoid some off-flavors.
Greetings from the MGWII Service lab: We are pleased to announce current updates in our laboratory, which include upgrades to both our website and submission portal that are underway. Furthermore, we are excited to share that we have brought online […] Read Moreabout October 2023 Service Lab Updates
By: Erin Norton, Ph.D. This year, as a collaborative project, Randall Vos and the MGWII are conducting a berry maturity study across the state of Iowa and into Illinois. Several vineyards are sending weekly samples of grapes to the MGWII […] Read Moreabout Berry Maturity Project
By: Brooke Dietsch Brooke is a Graduate student of Dr. Suzanne Slack, an affiliate professor with the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University. The ISU Horticulture Research Station is gearing up for the grape harvest, a crucial phase for […] Read Moreabout Preparing for Grape Harvest at the ISU Horticulture Research Station
The growing season is well underway, and it is time to start thinking about harvest. TheMidwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute has several tools for you to help gather data about:• What yield you can expect from your grapevines• When […] Read Moreabout Grape Yield Estimation and Fruit Sampling