Category Archives: General Grape and Wine

Upcoming events!

Greetings! As the semester winds down, now is a good time (while students are still checking email, anyway) to post a few updates as well as some important dates coming up in the grape and wine industry in Ohio. There … Continue reading

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Ohio Labor Laws, Volunteers, Unpaid Interns, and the FLSA

Have you seen the article floating around Facebook lately? You know, the one about the winery in California that is now going out of business because the state’s fine on it was so great that they are unable to continue … Continue reading

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Protecting Graft Unions – OSU/AARS Field Day Demonstrations

In light of the winter damage suffered by the majority of Ohio’s vinifera grapes, the Ohio State University’s 2014 Grape and Wine Field Day program included a demonstration of machines used in vineyards across Ohio for hilling up soil around … Continue reading

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From Beaujolais to Ashtabula: What can carbonic maceration do for you?*

*It’s another guest post from Andy Kirk, a MSc (Horticulture) candidate at Lincoln University in New Zealand and alumnus of The Ohio State University! Having grown up in Akron and Canton, he worked under the employ of Arnie Esterer at Markko Vineyard in Conneaut for much of 2011 … Continue reading

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Who’s having a busy summer?

I’m sure we aren’t the only ones! It’s been quite the summer, and I’ve let my blog-posting duties lag a bit – my apologies, fans of the KSUA Wine Degrees Program. Instead of a long, wordy blog, I’ll post more … Continue reading

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100% Job Placement for KSUA 2014 V&E Grads

You read that headline right: 3 out of 3 of KSUA’s 2014 Viticulture or Enology graduates have landed jobs in the industry – since graduation in May. One graduate manages a vineyard at an Ohio wine education center. One graduate works in the fermentation … Continue reading

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Recovering from the Polar Vortex

After I attended the Tri County Grape Growers meeting last night, I left with many ideas buzzing around my head. Ohio growers are nothing short of creative, that’s for sure! As they shared how their vineyards survived – or didn’t … Continue reading

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Annual VESTA Curriculum Meeting

Last week, I was in Santa Fe, NM with the entire VESTA crew, and we worked hard to identify gaps in our curriculum in terms of what tasks are required in different viticulture and enology occupations. From permanent vineyard worker … Continue reading

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Flavonoids: The Name of the Red Wine Game

Today’s guest post comes to you from the Southern Hemisphere! Luckily, through a LinkedIn connection (yes, sometimes LinkedIn IS useful), this PD was able to farm out an enology post to a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Ohioan, who happens to be on the … Continue reading

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KSUA and the 2014 Ohio Wine Competition

To view the results of the 2014 Ohio Wine Competition, click here:  2014 OWC Results Booklet This month, we were fortunate enough to host the 2014 Ohio Wine Competition, sponsored by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee. When OGIC first asked … Continue reading

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