Wine is back in Missouri. Vineyards plowed under during Prohibition are blooming again. The state’s wineries are winning international competitions. Viticulture, enology and winemaking are popular courses at the Institute for Continental Climate Viticulture and Enology at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. It’s all but forgotten that grape growing and wine making…
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Good wine and great ideas were shared at the first Grape and Wine Symposium at the Bond Life Sciences Center last Thursday. More than 120 people gathered to learn about Missouri’s growing wine industry and the innovative research from the molecular genetics of grapevine disease resistance to the health benefits of grapes and wine. The event provided a forum for researchers to connect and explore collaborative projects.
From genetics to chemistry, economics and marketing to health, the science of grape and wine production offer myriad possibilities for collaborative research. The Missouri Grape and Wine Symposium on Dec. 8 is a unique opportunity for researchers across campus to connect and learn about the impactful research going on at CAFNR’s Institute for Continental Climate Viticulture and Enology (ICCVE).
Indulging in a glass of wine seldom conjures images of weeds. For the growing number of Midwestern grape growers cultivating their vineyards, such images come frequently to mind.