Wine grape webinar

Dear Northern Grapes Project Webinar participants:

Announcing the May Webinar (last webinar of the season):

“Introducing Itasca – Minnesota’s new cold-hardy white wine grape”

Matthew Clark John and Jennifer Thull
University of Minnesota University of Minnesota

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

12:00 Noon Eastern (11:00 am Central)

7:00 pm Eastern (6:00 pm Central)

With Matthew Clark, Jennifer Thull, and John Thull

The University of Minnesota has released its newest wine grape variety. Itasca is lower in acid, exhibits improved cold-hardiness, and should be suitable for making a dry-style white wine. The final Northern Grapes Webinar will discuss the characteristics of this new variety including tasting notes, growth habit, and juice chemistries. Matthew Clark is an assistant professor of grape breeding and enology at University of Minnesota. His research focuses on traditional and molecular plant breeding techniques to develop improved cold-hardy grape varieties for wine production. Jennifer Thull, gardener, and John Thull, research professional, work in grape breeding and enology at University of Minnesota.

If you have received this email from someone other than Alex Koeberle, you need to register via the link below:

https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6rtPeOtaWTh3xuR

Registering for this Northern Grapes Webinar will place you on the mailing list, and you will receive announcements and connection instructions.

Registration will close at 12pm (Eastern) on Friday, May 5th

Registration is NOT required if you received this email directly from Alex Koeberle, as it means that you are a member of the Northern Grapes Webinar mailing list.

All members of the Northern Grapes Webinar mailing list will receive an email the Monday before the webinar containing the web address (URL) for both webinar sessions as well as connection instructions.

Feel free to email Alex Koeberle (alk239) with any questions, if you want to check your registration status, or if you’d like to be removed from the Northern Grapes Webinar mailing list. Please DO NOT respond to the Northern Grapes listserve.

The Northern Grapes Project is online and on Facebook! Previous recordings of the 2016-2017 Webinars are now available online. Please visit this link.

The Northern Grapes Project was funded by the USDA’s Specialty Crops Research Initiative Program of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, Project #2011-51181-30850 and through the New York State Specialty Crops Block Program.

We thank the following organizations and businesses for their support of the Northern Grapes Webinar Series:

Grower Associations Sponsors

Iowa Wine Growers Association

Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association

North Dakota Grape and Wine Association

Eastern Winery Exhibition

Colorado Wine Industry Development Board

Michigan Wine Industry Council

Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association

Wisconsin Grape Growers Association

South Dakota State University Grape Program

Southern Minnesota Wine Grower Alliance

South Dakota Winegrowers Association

Industry Gold Sponsors

Double A Vineyards

Agro K

Bevens Creek Vineyard & Nursery

Mariposa Fields Vineyard

Industry Silver Sponsors

Scott Labs

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