The contest drew over 1,000 entries from wine lovers on every continent, excepting Antarctica.
The winning names for the red and white wine grapes won’t be announced until Thursday, February 7 at the Viticulture 2013 conference in Rochester, N.Y.
But two of the losers — rather, runners-up — can be revealed now: Colbert Red and Stewart White.
In the videos below, Bruce Reisch, Department of Horticulture and Anna Katharine Mansfield, Department of Food Science, describe the wine made from the two new grapes and why ‘Colbert’ and ‘Stewart’ didn’t pass the sniff test.
More names that didn’t quite make the cut at Cornell University on tumblr.