Category Archives: Wine Production

Information on wine production, preventing and fixing flaws, etc.

Sensory Evaluation – What good is it, anyway?

I’ll start this post with a disclaimer: I’m not an enologist. HOWEVER, I have learned a lot about enology and wines during my 14 years in the grape and wine industry. I also spent 10 years training as a laboratory … Continue reading

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Guest Post! Thermovinification: “If you can’t take the heat….”

*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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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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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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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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