Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Vitis coignetiae Pulliat

Vitis coignetiae Pulliat is commonly called as "Yamabudou" in Japan and categorised as "Yase budou" (wild grape). Yamabudou is commonly distributed in alpine areas of Japan according to veteran taxonomist "Nakagawa" (Nakagawa et al., 1991). Some of the wineries are specialized in making wines from "Yamabudou". Yamabudou is mostly popular for its "special " wine and Japanese people prefer to buy it as gift pack. However, taste is quite sour and addition of sugar is most to make it sweet. The blogger found a significant amount of added sugar in some comercial wines made up from Yamabudou, however, Japanese people love to buy Yambudou wine as their "brand wine". The blogger visited some Yamabudou vineyards in Japan which were located in cooler region. These photographs were taken at veraison stage when some of berries had started to develop color.

Monday, July 7, 2008

59th ASEV

59th annual meeting of American Society for Enology for Viticulture (ASEV) was held in Portland, Oregon.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Filling and bottling system in a small winery

Do you want to eastablish your own wineray or juice factory? Have a look on this video clip. This video was taken in a small winery running in Japan. Before eastablishing a winery or juice factory, a shor visit to operating factory would be higly useful making your paln come ture. Threre are some secrets getting sucesss in this industry. Good luck !!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Capital of wine world (Bordeaux, France)

VIII th International Enology Symposium was held in the "Capital of wine world- the Bordeaux, France". Bordeaux is famous for its high quality wine. These photographs were taken in June, 200 during the symposium.

A French vineyard at Bordeaux.

Inside the winery

A participant presenting his paper.

A, panoromic view of Bordeaux

Glimpse of International Horticultural Congress 2006

The 27th International Horticultural Congress (IHC-2006) was held in Seoul, Korea during August 12-19, 2006. These photographs were taken during the opening ceremony of the congress.

Recent findings in our laboratory (Grape in vitro and light quality)

Recently, we have demonstrated that red light is higly useful to improve shoot height of in vitro cultured grape plants. When grape shoots were grown in MS media without supplementing plant growth regulators, plant height was found increased but chlorphyall content was increased under blue light condition.

Photo: Left to right, Grpe plants cultured under red, blue and PGF light condition

Friday, January 4, 2008

Hello Everybody
This blog is created to share informations on current findings and development about grape.