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Why the World’s Most Popular Wine Grapes Are Vulnerable to a Pandemic

An article by Jen Pinkowski in Mental Floss discusses the lack of genetic diversity in the most commonly cultivated V. vinifera grapes. “The vast majority of wine produced across the world derives from a single grapevine species: Vitis venifera. The … Continue reading

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The Quest to Grow the First Great American Wine Grape

An article by Kevin Begos in the Smithsonian Magazine features the VitisGen2 project. “VitisGen is a project that aims to do for wine what the Human Genome Project did for humans. That is: use the vast power and rapidly declining … Continue reading

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