Better Wines Through Science.
Better wine through science. I like this idea.
So do the Italians and the French who have together embarked on a "genome" project to create vines that they hope will result in a number of improvements including:
-vines more resistant to pests
-vines more resistant to disease
-vines that produce grapes that offer greater health benefits to drinkers
-vines that can grow in a variety of terroir previously inhospitable to grapegrowing
One wonders if in the future, as we think back to the wines we are drinking today, if we will be comparing apples and oranges. I think we will be. Yet, you can say the same about today’s wines vs. wines of 50 years ago. Technology has played a significant role in changing the character of wines. There is nothing wrong with this.