Tag: grapes

Who’s Your Daddy?: Carménère

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The “Who’s Your Daddy” series takes a very brief look at the parentage of grapes, in order to get a better understanding of where particular varietals come from and how they are genetically related to one another.  So far, we’ve…

Ergosterol: A Novel Indicator For Testing Fungal Infections in Grapes

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Fungal infections in grapes, be it Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium spp., powdery mildew, or any other rot, is a frequent headache for vineyards, and are infections that threaten the quality of the grapes when picked at harvest, resulting in a lot…