August 1, 2012
Cornell scientists are asking the public for names for two new wine grape varieties that will be released from their breeding program in 2013.
The two latest varieties from grape breeder Bruce Reisch include a cold-hardy white wine grape and an innovative organic dark red. The first conjures up citrusy aromatic characteristics; the second has a hint of blueberry. Their current names — NY76.0844.24 and NY95.0301.01– are far from inspiring.
Reisch hopes that a contest and social media campaign will help change that. He is accepting name submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org until Aug. 6. The winning names will be revealed at the Viticulture 2013 conference in Rochester, Feb. 6-8.
Read more in the Cornell Chronicle article here!