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Wine Lab Funding Supports Record Number of Grape Juice & Wine Analytics

Valerie Ross

Category: Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                

Contact: Sam Filler, Executive Director 
Phone: 1 (585) 394-3620
Email: samfiller@nywgf.org

Wine Lab Funding Supports Record Number of Grape Juice & Wine Analytics

CANANDAIGUA, NY – April 17, 2018 –  The New York Wine & Grape Foundation is proud to announce that, through our support and funding from New York state, the number of grape testing analyses processed through the New York State Wine Analytical Laboratory in 2017 were at a record high, with over 80 participating wineries.

As New York wineries gain wider attention and praise, their products are sought nationally and internationally. To ensure quality, safety and to comply with applicable laws, the New York State Wine Analytical Laboratory offers over 25 different chemical, microbiological, and sensory analyses at our facility in the Department of Food Science at Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y.

“More than just sending numbers back to our clients, we’ve always offered new producers coaching and consultation,” Gerling said. “We use the information that we generate in the lab as a tool to identify areas that we should be focusing on in our other extension efforts, such as workshops and training. This new TTB-certification supports our goal to be a true resource for the industry.”

“There is no doubt that the wine and grape industry in New York state would not be where we are today without research. As we continue to elevate our stature both domestically and internationally, we will rely even more upon the advances of science, guided by the New York State Wine Analytical Laboratory. We look forward to our continued partnership, bringing world class testing services to our community.”

As of January 2017, the Wine Analytical Lab, part of the Viticulture and Enology Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Science, has been approved through the TTB’s certified wine chemistprogram. The facility is the only service lab in New York State to hold this certification. The lab has been providing juice and wine analysis to New York’s wine industry since 1989.

 The New York Wine & Grape Foundation underwrites the cost of testing services to all New York bonded wineries. Winery members of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation will receive a 50% subsidy of the cost of testing and non-member wineries will receive a 25% subsidy starting April 1st, 2018.

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About the New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF) The New York Wine & Grape Foundation promotes the world-class image of New York grapes and wines from the state’s diverse regions to responsibly benefit farmers, producers and consumers through innovative marketing, research, communication, and advocacy. Learn more at www.newyorkwines.org