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 Get the Benefits of Wine without the Alcohol
Alright! This is John Kohler with discountjuicers !Today we have another exciting episode for you. And in this episode what I'm goingto do for you guys is actually share with you guys how to get the benefits of wine withoutthe alcohol. So you're going to definitely want to pay attention to this episode if youwant to get some of the benefits of wine without the alcohol. Or you've heard there's likelots of benefits to wine and you're considering drinking it, but you don't really do alcohol,like I don't do alcohol, but you want to get the benefits. There's so many benefitsof wine. It's actually kind of insane why it's so good for you.
And actually later in this episode we'regoing to get into like how to maximize the benefits of wine and other foods that youmay be eating. But it's also common in common mainstream media these days to make somethingthat's really not so great for you like alcohol, which causes DWI's and belligerenceand fights. I mean, I've seen it all in my fraternity days in college. Anyways, thingsthat are not so good for you, mainstream media makes it out to be oh it's so great becausedrinking some wine could lower your incidences of heart disease for example, you know. Itcould lower your incidences of the risks of colon cancer. It can slow your brain decline.I mean there's so many different benefits
of the wine. And so then you drink it. Thenyou're like okay I'm getting the benefits. But then you're getting buzzed, and youmight like the buzz. I'm not going to like debate liking the buzz, not liking the buzz.You guys want to drink, hey drink. I choose not to drink but I want to get the benefitsof wine without the alcohol. So that's why I'm making this tutorial for you guys to sharewith you guys how to get the benefits, okay. So let me go ahead and back up here. Whatis wine made out ofé It's made out of grapes! And it's made out of a special variety ofgrapes. Did you know there are actually Cabernet Sauvignon varieties of grapesé There are Merlotvarieties of grapes. All the different names
of the wines, that's actually a kind ofgrape. So what you really want to do is actually you want to get the grape that produces thewine. And then you want to drink it. You want to drink the juice of the grape because that'swhat wine is. They take the grapes, they juice them with the juice presses or maybe in Italythey actually stomp them with bare feet, I hope they don't got no toe jams, and theyget all the juice out. And then they ferment it. And, you know, in the fermentation processthe yeasts basically convert the sugar to alcohol, burn off some of that, but then theyalso leave, you know, a good percentage of the other constituents in the grapes. Andthere's a lot of things in the grapes, you
know. Some of the things in the grapes areobviously water, you know. The water content, structured living water. Also things likevitamins and minerals, really great for us. Also things like vitamins, you know, vitaminsare super important. And people think like oh yeah vitamins, they're really important.Well there's something even more important than vitamins and it's the anti oxidants,plant phytochemicals and phytonutrients. In wine there happens to be polyphenols. Andone of the ones that you may have heard about is resveratrol. And resveratrol, there'sa lot of documented studies on resveratrol and how good it is for you And that's whywine is so good. It's not because of the
alcohol content. Actually there are studiesthat have been published that show that if, I think they're from like Barcelona, thatalcohol may dampen the effects of some of the benefits of wine, of the effects of thewine, so in the resvreservers resveratrol, say that five times. So yeah, so we don'twant the alcohol when you could get actually better effects without the alcohol. So that's what I'm going to show you guystoday, how you guys could turn your grapes, whether they're green grapes, red grapes,I got some more green grapes, or purple grapes, into grape juice. And the grape juice hasthe benefits of wine without the alcohol because