Last week, Fruition Sciences attended the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) 68th Annual Conference in Bellevue, Washington.  This event was a true meeting of the minds for North America’s top scientists and practitioners related to winemaking and grape growing. Hundreds of recently released studies were discussed throughout the three […]

Physiological Maturity   Although it is out of the sequence of the current growing season, this week I will address a more general stylistic topic – physiological maturity. One of the more fascinating aspects of the marketing of wine is the way scientific or quasi-scientific terms are thrown around to […]

Review of 2017 Pruning   In February I had the pleasure to spend four days pruning with the Simonit and Sirch team from Italy – Marco Simonit, Alessandro Zanutta and Marco Tessari – in a number of Silver Oak and Twomey vineyards. What is more basic to viticulture than pruning? […]