Out of the cold

Interviewed during warmer times, Nick Ferrante of northeast Ohio’s Ferrante Winery discusses damage to his grapes and vines from the subzero polar vortex of just over a year ago, in January 2014, and his work with CFAES scientists such as Imed Dami to recover. Related post here. (Video: Chris Dicus, CFAES Communications.)

Sweet story; or, heat things up with ice wine

Ice Wine GrapesSo this story is about the economic sustainability of Ohio’s $786 million grape and wine industry, the weather- and climate-related sustainability of the state’s valuable but cold-sensitive vinifera grape vines, and the taste-related sustainability of a “nice racy acidity” and a “long pleasing finish” on your palate and that of your Valentine. Check it out (includes links to a short video and a good short summary of how CFAES supports Ohio’s grape growers). (Photo: iStock.)