January 13th Northern Grapes Project Webinar Registration

The Northern Grapes Project Webinar Series

“Emerging Cold Hardy Wine Grape Cultivars”

Mark Hart Tom Plocher

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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

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

Tom Plocher and Mark Hart, both veteran private breeders of cold-hardy grapes, are teaming up to bring you this webinar on grape varieties to consider in cold climate regions. Recently named varieties from the University of Minnesota have had a huge impact on the viability of commercial viticulture for northern grapes, but there alternatives form Elmer Swenson and other private breeders that can broaden the spectrum of wine types and growing regions for this industry. Tom and Mark will present a little background on the process used by grape breeders, followed by a review of the viticultural practices and enological potential of a number of new and lesser known grape varieties.

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Registering for one Northern Grapes Webinar will place you on the mailing list, and you will receive announcements and connection instruction for all further Northern Grapes Webinars.

Registration will close at 8 am (Eastern) on Friday, January 9th.

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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.

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The Northern Grapes Project is 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.