Sparkling Wine Symposium

Sparkling Wine Symposium

Sparkling Wine Symposium. I'm Greg Martin with today's Fruit Grower Report.

Sparkling wines have seen a surge in popularity recently which has prompted the Oregon Wine Research Institute to hold a symposium of the subject. Danielle Gabriel with the OWRI says the symposium is a collaborative effort by folks that noticed the increased popularity.

GABRIEL: So we pulled together a group of industry members and academics to form a committee and develop programming. And then as you can see from our list, we have a pretty comprehensive group of people that are speaking.

The all day symposium is led by experts from Oregon, California and Champagne, France, and is designed for wine industry members seeking a comprehensive understanding of sparkling wine.

GABRIEL: We didn't in any way limit this workshop to only producers but that is our key audience so what we want to do it provide a conduit for winemakers who are already currently working in sparkling wine production and winemakers who are interested in working in sparkling wine production and grape growers for that matter to come and learn more about the economics behind it, the grapes behind it, the amount of work and the operations it takes to do something like this.

The symposium is slated for Thursday, April 14 at Ponzi vineyards. Deadline for registration is Monday.

GABRIEL: People can register by visiting the website, So far I think we have about 75 people registered and we have capacity for an additional 15-20 people.

That's today's Fruit Grower Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.

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