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.
Starting a fire by microwaving a grape and some foil
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Taste the Grape Funny song about wine tasting
The wine taster says, detect the mint, blackcherry and the artichoke heart He says there's diesel exhaust on the finishand tobacco on the start Sniff that bouquet of violets horse manuremixed with huckleberry seed I said what a load let's hit the road thiswine guy's smoking weed Well I don't want a fig, twig, roast pig,nutmeg, earwig when I take swig All I wanna do is TASTE THE GRAPEI Don't want a Parsnip, carrot tip, Coffee drip, tater chip,Catnip, leather whip when I take a sip All I wanna do is TASTE THE GRAPE
My wife said honey we paid our money we'regonna learn don't be sour And I'm thinking Bronco's football startsin just an hour This wine guru's so full of BS I smell manurealright Listen you twit I'm tired of your schtickJust give me a Bud Light Cause I don't want a fig, twig, roast pig,nutmeg, earwig when I take swig All I wanna do is TASTE THE GRAPEDon't want a corn flake fruit cake cheap steak shake bakeDisc brake, rattle snake, clam bake, belly acheAll I wanna do is TASTE THE GRAPE
I don't detect any oak no hint of oceanspray It taste the same to me as Two Buck ChuckChardonnay This fancy wine is salty probably from mytears For sixty bucks I could have bought threecoolers full of beers Well hey my wife's from Baltimore she'supper class you know I think she'd be happy with a bottle ofâ€˜Marylyn' Merlot (I know I would) Cause I'm a regular Joe and I'm hard tosnow country boy in every way I don't want your rap I don't need yourcrap give me a NASCARbernet
No I don't want a fig, twig, roast pig,nutmeg, earwig when I take swig All I wanna do is TASTE THE GRAPEI don't want a walleye, fish fry, food dye, ham on rye,Pigsty, cow pie, my locker back in Jr High All I wanna do is TASTE THE GRAPE How come I never TASTE THE GRAPEI never never never Oh I can't taste the grape Help me Help me Help me Please Why is that so hard To Taste The Grape!