Enology Summary on the 2013 Wine Marketing & Research Program Symposium
May 30, 2013
This one-day symposium is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Board (WMRB), the crop order through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) that uses the 15 cent per gallon wine produced tax to support research and marketing efforts that will benefit the entire Pennsylvania wine industry. Research proposals focused on Pennsylvania viticulture and enology needs are reviewed annually by the Research Committee, and few are selected to present to the industry at this annual meeting. Attached is a summary regarding enology-based presentations during the 2013 Symposium.
Submission forms for PA Wine Quality Initiative Sensory Evaluation Now Available
May 29, 2013
The PA Wine Quality Initiative (WQI) will be leading its annual Wine Sensory Evaluation on June 24, 2013. Wineries are encouraged to submit pre- or post-bottled wine samples for a wine defect evaluation and feedback on fixing any potential defects. Samples are subjected to a panel of individuals that have successfully completed the WQI Level 1 workshop (Wine Defect Identification, Prevention, and Remediation). All samples are presented under a numerical code. Following the evaluation, wineries will receive written feedback on their results. For more details on this program, please follow the attached link. Wine submissions to be included for the 2013 evaluation are due to the Department of Food Science by June 19, 2013.
Bulk Cabernet Franc and Merlot For Sale
May 29, 2013
PA winery with available bulk gallons of estate Cabernet Franc and Merlot from the 2011 vintage. Case goods of same varietals and blends from 2009 vintage w/ small amount of Chardonnay also available. Prices negotiable based on quantities. Contact Kevin @ firstname.lastname@example.org or @ 815-541-4420.
Benchmarks and Glasses by Mark Chien
April 16, 2013
A write up by Penn State's Viticulture Extension Educator, Mark Chien, on the importance of glass shape, standardization of wine glass use in the winery/tasting room, and importance of benchmark wines. A good read for everyone in the wine industry.
The Academic Wino - Research Reviews at Your Finger Tips!
April 15, 2013
The Academic Wino is a blog managed by Becca Yeamans that focuses on current research in enology and viticulture. Becca reads through research articles and summarizes key points and ideas on her blog. Recent topics of interest include wine bottle pricing based on winery location, sensory characteristics of oak chips, environmental impacts of winemaking, and wine-related book reviews. This is another firm example of a resource that wineries can used to stay current in viticulture and enology research world-wide. Click on the link to see more topics reviewed by Becca.