From Class to Glass

November 14, 2017
Grad student launches wine label with newly acquired skills  

When it comes to hands-on learning, Isabelle Straka doesn’t limit herself to the classroom. The second-year master’s student in Viticulture and Enology puts newly acquired skills to the test in producing her own wine label.

Assessing the Damage

October 19, 2017

Northern California fires will have some impact on the wine industry 

On-going wildfires have created great devastation in Napa and Sonoma Counties and have spread into Mendocino and Solano Counties as well. This region is among California’s best known wine-growing regions and many are interested in how these fires damage the wine industry and affect grape and wine supply and markets.

Local Microbes Can Predict Wine’s Chemical Profile, Study Finds

June 14, 2016

Local climate and environmental conditions leave a specific "fingerprint" on the composition of wine.

Regionally distinctive groups of bacteria and fungi, associated with local climate and environmental conditions, may leave a very specific “fingerprint” on a wine’s chemical composition, report University of California, Davis, researchers who collaborated on a new study with two Napa Valley wineries.