Serving Growing Ohios Grape and Wine Industry
Last January, January 6ththe official day of the polar vortex we experienced really damaging temperatures.Anywhere from around twenty below zero to about sixteen below zerowhere it killed the fruiting buds and it killed actual grape vines.And we've never experienced any damage like this before.And we've never we really didn't know the extentof the damage on the vines until April May in that time frame when we didn't see anybuds developing and even some of thetrunks cracked.
But the impact of that was dramaticwe have no crop at all in our vinifera and we grow varieties like Chardonnay, PinotNoir, Cabernet Franc, Rieslingand without any grapes, we were forced to buya lot of grapes. But it's had a huge impactas far as the grape production not to mention the actual wine losswhich is two or three years spanning. Because in some of the vineyardsthat will have to be replaced from the ground up
with new vines we will not get the first crop is three to four years out.So the impact is just dramatic and millions and millions of dollars.Actually in the viticulture program at Ohio Stateone of our focus of the research is cold hardiness of grapes.So really that's one of my expertise in this fieldof learning more about how grapes cope with freezing with cold in general.After this cold event our growers really needed a lot of help in terms of how to not onlyassess
the damage but also how to deal with the vinesthat are damaged. And we conducted a lot of workshops just toshow them how to prune the vines. Our relationship with Ohio State goes wayback in the 1980'sWe've had a long standing relationship with ongoing research in the wineryand in the vineyards. Currently with Imed Damiour research stems lately from the cold winter vortexwhere we've had a lot of the vines killed and damagedfrom the minus twenty degree temperatures.
Current research is kind of involved tothe extent of the damage to determine the actual damage andto have pruning studies done to see what was the best way to prunethese injured vines. We have not had temperatures that coldsince 1994 here and myself and a lot of the grape growershave not experienced this cold damage. So we need research to help uskind of figure out what's the next step and see what our future is in these vineyards.
How to say VINE and WINE American English Pronunciation Lesson
welcome to to the minute of speech thisconfusing word pair is recommended by a German speaker the words are wine the drink made from fermented grape and vine the plant where grapes grow to say these words correctly focus onthe initial consonant sounds W and V the second part of the word
ine is pronounced the same to say wine start by saying W by rounding your lips add the movement vowel I by open your mouth very wide then moving to an e by smiling end with an n by puttingyour tongue behind her top teeth wine to say vine start b y saying V by gently biting your bottom lip add themovement vowel
I by opening your mouth very wide then moving to an e by smilingend with an n by putting your tongue behind your top teeth vine let's try it wine vine wine vine wine vine wine vine he picked the grapes from the vine
to make the wine he picked the grapes from the vine to make the wine try it people noticed the difference.
Murmullo Catas a la Mexicana
Catas a la Mexicana (Wine tastings the Mexican way) Hello, today we're going to try quot;Murmulloquot; (Murmur) which is a wine that gives us many things to talk about Tell us a bit about it, Santos. It's a wine that's totally full of stories Mario Mondanio, the creator of this wine, has three projects One is Murmullo, the other is Bermejo
and the last one Estela Murmullo is 75% Barbera and 25% Petit Shiraz Bermejo is like its mirror the mix is the opposite, it's 85% Petit Shiraz, and 15% Barbera and finally Estela this tells us about all the experiences that Mario has had
Mario's a chemist by trade which is interesting because he has very technical ways of harvesting It's an example of how we can transmit how we live through projects and more enological studies that can tell us more about the valley quot;Murmulloquot; evokes many things a night that's full of stars quot;Murmulloquot; talks about quot;La Isla de Todos Santosquot;
quot;Estelaquot; evokes all of Mario's experiences in the fishing communities We've already mentioned that quot;Barberaquot; is the third most planted grape in Italy it's very intense, one of our favorite Nebbiolos, we've already discussed Nebbiolo wines And there's something interesting we've already mentioned in a previous program about the combination of Petit Shiraz, that's really called quot;Durifquot; but for Americans it's easier to say quot;Petit Shirazquot; And so the wine is really beautiful, it tells us a lot it evokes where it comes from, Ensenada is here, and Isla de Todos Santos is here for Bermejo
this evokes San Pedro Marti and so we have a lot to talk about and it's a living example of what we want to transmit the label actually has has a very beautiful thought, and we'll talk a little about the label I'll go directly to the technical part, allow me. We can see very beautiful colors It's totally.
It's very clean, very brilliant The color is intense We see a trait that occurs with Italian grapes in Mexico an example is this Nebbiolo and the Barbera grape is no exception because what happens to the grapes in the valley is since the sun is more intense and the sun beats down on the vineyards for a longer period of time