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.