The 2015 Grape Day program has been formalized and registration is now available. This event, designed to allow industry members the opportunity to hear about our latest research and meet with faculty members, is a cornerstone of OWRI programming and events. For over ten years, OSU viticulture and enology researchers have been communication research to industry in this format, and each year our programming offers something new and engaging. Please view our 2015 program here. As you can see, we have a captivating and relevant lineup of speakers again this year. We hope to see you on campus on March 31!

Cheers,

Danielle Gabriel
Communications and Outreach Manager
OWRI

Greetings,

The OWRI presents our Year in Review video. It features a vine to wine picture compilation of research activities, outreach, and other happenings from our OWRI team members throughout 2014.

Please view it here.

Wishing you a safe and happy New Year!

Cheers,

Danielle Gabriel
Communications and Outreach Manager
Oregon Wine Research Institute

The Oregon Wine Board will be sponsoring the annual Oregon Wine Industry Symposium in Portland on February 25 & 26. This event is designed to provide the wine industry with relevant, up-to-date information, and techniques for grape growers and winemakers alike.  This event gathers people from Oregon’s various wine regions together to network and share ideas to improve their businesses.

This year, the Symposium is offering Spanish sessions. Both days, all Viticulture and General Sessions will be translated in real time by professionals. Attendees will get a full Symposium experience as well as a deeper, richer educational opportunity.

To view a flyer about the Spanish session, please click here.

The OWRI Team

This edition includes articles from various OWRI team members ranging from viticulture to enology and sensory. The OWRI’s Extension Specialists contributed articles focused on timely topics related to the 2013 vintage.  Dr. James Osborne, OSU Enology Extension Specialist, provides an article on methods by which to reduce the impacts of off odors caused by sulfur compounds post-fermentation.  On the viticulture side, Dr. Patty Skinkis, OSU Viticulture Extension Specialist, summarizes research comparing manual and mechanized leaf removal and impacts for vineyard management in Oregon. Dr. Paul Schreiner and Dr. Inga Zasada, USDA-ARS researchers, provide a comprehensive summary of current and past research conducted on ring nematode in western Oregon vineyards. Dr. Laurent Deluc, OSU Assistant Professor, provides a general summary of genomic research into berry ripening synchronization and future applications for the winegrape industry. Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino, OSU Assistant Professor, presents a brief summary of her latest research in sensory analysis with an update on the OWRI Sensory Panel. This edition also includes a news brief on David Adelsheim, who was inducted into the College of Agricultural Sciences 2013 Hall of Fame, and concludes with recent happenings from the OWRI interim director, Dr. Bill Boggess.  As always, be sure to explore the list of various publications and resources available for you to read and expand your knowledge in viticulture and enology. Finally, consult the end of the newsletter for upcoming events, including the 2014 Grape Day where we will feature research of the OWRI faculty!