May
15
1:00 PM13:00

Central Region: Aging Strategies

Join us for a tasting focusing on aging strategies.

Experiments include an investigation of different storage vessels, adding tanning and mannoproteins during aging, and stirring on lees.

Sensory sessions are open to producers only.

Please contact Joy for more information (VaWrex@gmail.com)

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Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Central Region: Underripe Fruit and Concentration

Join us at Trump Winery for a tasting of experiments focused on how to deal with underripe fruit and dilute juice.

Experiments will include use of pre-fermentary thermovinification, chaptalization, and reverse osmosis to concentrate flavors and color. Two vineyard interventions for concentration will also be presented.

Sensory sessions are open to producers only.

Contact Joy (VaWrex@gmail.com) for more information.

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Mar
27
1:00 PM13:00

Southern Region Tasting and Va Tech Open House

Join us for a WRE tasting of experiments focused on issued related to growing grapes in Southern Virginia.

See if altering hedging height impacts Brix accumulation and phenolic development, as well as the impact of cold soak on wine phenolics.

Other activities will include updates from Virginia Tech Food Sciences on their activities in wine research, an introduction to our new Enology Extension Agent Beth Chang, and tours of the facilities at Tech. Lunch will be provided.

Sensory sessions are open to producers only.

To RSVP, contact Joy (VaWrex@gmail.com)

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