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  1. Bad Weather? Bad Wine.

    Oct 14, 2019

    The expectations, for wine grapes, can be crushing.

    A vintage stands or falls on the fruit’s quality. Soil quality, temperature, the health of the plant and summer rainfall — everything has to go just right for a grape to make a fine wine.  

    When it comes to the last couple of growing seasons, that’s bad news for Ohio and the region in general.

  2. ‘Wine country’ doesn’t have to mean Napa and Sonoma: Here are 10 off-the-beaten-path wine destinations

    Aug 20, 2019

    U.S. cities where you might not have expected to find a nice bottle of local wine.

    You won’t need a passport to explore the many cities that are redefining the boundaries of wine country. Chances are, you’re only a hop, skip and cork pop away from one of the many vineyards peppered throughout America. Whether you have one day or an entire week to dedicate to wine tasting, you probably won’t have to travel far to sample some of the country’s best.

  3. ‘Homegrown’ grapes dominate 2019 Ohio Wine Competition

    Jun 3, 2019

    Wines born and bred in the Buckeye state dominated the 2019 Ohio Wine Competition.

    The competition, which drew nearly 300 entries, was held over two days this week in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, with the best-of-show judging wrapping up on Wednesday, May 15.

    For the complete article:  

    Article and photo by Mark Fisher with Dayton.com

     

     

  4. Three New I-Corps Teams from CFAES

    Aug 17, 2018

    Three of the teams selected for I-Corps@Ohio funding hail from CFAES.

    I-Corps@Ohio is a program for faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges. It provides funding and training to help move fundamental research into innovative products and services, using scalable business models that serve as the basis for startup companies.

    Complete Article

    News Article by:  CFAES Monthly

  5. OSU Viticulture Program Wins National Award

    Aug 16, 2018

    The American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) held its annual conference on 31 July through 3 August 2018 in Washington DC. During this event, ASHS announced the winners of the 2018 Extension Material Awards. The OSU Viticulture Program was among the 2018 winners of the Extension Material Award in the category “Video”.  The educational video titled “Grapevine Canopy Management” was prepared by former graduate student Thomas Todaro and advisor Dr. Imed Dami. This educational video was the outreach piece of an on-going research project on Viticulture Best Practices (BVP).

  6. 2018 Directors Choice Winners Announced

    May 18, 2018

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (May 17, 2018) – Ohio Agriculture Director David T. Daniels honored the Director’s Choice recipients at an event held at the Statehouse for retailers, distributors, restaurateurs and winery owners.

    Nearly 20 wines were evaluated by a panel of judges, on behalf of Director Daniels, for the highly coveted award. The 2018 award recipients are:

    News Release 

    Written by Ashley McDonald for ODA.

  7. 2018 Inversion and Drift Mitigation Workshop

    Apr 24, 2018

    Ohio IPM presented an Inversion and Drift Mitigation Workshop on April 10, 2018. The workshop focused on recognizing inversions that may affect herbicide applications. The workshop also discussed the Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry, recently merged with FieldWatch.

    Recordings of this workshop are available below along with the presentations and contact information for the speakers.

  8. ODA Launches New Sensitive Crop Registry

    Mar 2, 2018

    Ohio (Mar. 1, 2018) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced a new partnership with FieldWatch, Inc. to introduce a new sensitive crop registry that will enhance communication between applicators and producers in Ohio. FieldWatch is a not-for-profit company with existing registries currently used by multiple states and private companies across the country.
  9. Ohio Becomes 6th in Nation for Wine Production by Gallon

    Feb 23, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — When you think of the top winemaking states, places like California and Washington probably come to mind. What you might not have guessed is that Ohio is not far behind those places.

    Full Article and Video  Interview and photos were taken during the 2018 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference in Dublin, OH February 2018

    News Article by:  Rachael Payton at ABC channel 6 news Columbus, OH

    Photo credit:  Central Ohio Wine.com

  10. Ohio Wine Production Climbing, Now at No. 6

    Feb 7, 2018

    COLUMBUS — Ohio has inched up in its ranking for wine production to the sixth highest state in the nation.

    The state moved from the seventh highest number of gallons generated in the U.S. up a notch, just above longtime gridiron rival, Michigan.

     

    Production

    The number of gallons produced in 2016 doubled the total in 2012, according to a recently released report by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Ohio Grape Industries Committee. The report examined the state’s wine production in 2016.

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