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Tag: ripening

Late Ripening – How to Deal

The delayed ripening we see in many Washington state vineyards poses some challenges. With good will from Mother Nature, good work in the vineyard, and…

Better Winemaking through Biochemistry: Special Topic “Hang Time”

By Jim Harbertson Introduction The issue of extending grape ripening beyond traditional goals known commonly as “hang time” is being practiced on a global scale.…