Researchers unlock genetic clues to help grapes survive winter

Months before northern vineyards burst into their lush summer peak, the delicate grape buds holding the nascent fruit in its tiny core must first withstand the freezing onslaught of winter. Understanding how grape buds respond to subzero temperatures is of paramount concern to vineyard managers in New York and other northerly grape-producing states. Horticulturists have […]

Service is key to winery sales

ITHACA, N.Y. – To buy, or not to buy? That is the question for the more than 5 million annual visitors to New York’s wineries. Cornell University researchers found that customer service is the most important factor in boosting tasting room sales, but sensory descriptions of what flavors consumers might detect were a turn-off. The […]

New N.Y. wine law will benefit industry

New N.Y. wine law will benefit industry Bradley Rickard, assistant professor at Cornell and leading expert in the economics of horticultural markets, comments on new legislation allowing roadside farm market stands to sell wine as well as expand wine trails designations on state roadways. Rickard says: “Similar to laws that have allowed wineries to sell […]

Over the limit: Size, shape and color of wine glass affect how much you pour

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE  FOR RELEASE:  Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 Melissa Osgood office: 607-255-2059 cell: 716-860-0587 mmo59@cornell.edu  Over the limit: Size, shape and color of wine glass affect how much you pour  ITHACA, N.Y. – Pouring a glass of wine is rarely an exact measurement, especially in a social setting. While most people think […]

Wine and wildlife lovers, fear not – a changing world can still have room enough for everyone

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE April 15, 2013  Wine and wildlife lovers, fear not – a changing world can still have room enough for everyone A new study of climate change and wine grapes published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences paints a dire picture for wine grapes and wildlife. Two Cornell […]