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Missouri Grape and Wine Symposium
Dec 7
Columbia, MO
Event Type: Trade Show,Seminars and Classes
Description: The second annual Grape and Wine Symposium will be held in the auditorium of the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri on Dec. 7, noon-4:30 p.m., with a reception and networking opportunities to follow. The free event will feature presentations by faculty members of MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as well as faculty from Missouri State University, St. Louis University and Washington University.

“The reason we initiated this event last year was to bring together researchers from across the state who have an interest in grape physiology, grape growing or winemaking,” said Ingolf Gruen, interim director of MU’s Institute for Continental Climate Viticulture and Enology.

Several sessions will focus on disease and disease resistance in different grapevine varietals, including one session on grapevine vein-clearing virus, which has been a problem in the grape-growing community, Gruen said.
Presenters will also discuss economics and success factors of starting wineries; yeast strains and their impact on winemaking; and the evolution of sulfur flavor chemistry during winemaking and storage.

“Anyone who is interested in what researchers are doing and what will drive the grape and wine industry forward will find a nugget in this symposium that they will appreciate,” Gruen said. “So it’s not just about basic plant science. There will be discussions that anyone will understand and can appreciate.”

The Grape and Wine Symposium is free and open to the public. For registration and a detailed agenda, go to
Event Organizer: University of Missouri-Columbia's ICCVE
Venue: Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri
Location: Columbia, MO   65201
Time: 12 pm
Phone: (573) 882-6656
Cost: Free
Available languages: English
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