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Linda Geist
Senior Information Specialist
University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group

February 20, 2017

Show-Me Grape and Wine event offers
wine tasting, trade show, workshops

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Openings still remain for the 2017 Show-Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium.

The event is March 8-10 at the Hampton Inn, 1225 Fellows Place, Columbia.

The conference offers learning and networking opportunities for viticulturists and enologists, said Dean Volenberg, director of the University of Missouri's Grape and Wine Institute. Also, growers will hear updates on cover crops and disease and weed management. One of this year's main topics will be sour root complex.

Enologists will hear about new techniques in winemaking oxygen management.

Attendees are asked to bring three bottles of their wine for evaluation by the Missouri Wine Technical Group. Feedback will be given.

"This is a great opportunity for viticulturists and enologists to network with other successful people in the wine industry," Volenberg says.

The Missouri Wine and Grape board and the Missouri Grape Growers Association sponsor a Missouri wine-tasting event on the first night of the conference. More than 15 vendors will showcase supplies at a trade show.

Researchers from MU and collaborating Missouri universities will speak at the free March 10 morning symposium.

Preregistration is required. Conference registrants receive a copy of the 2017 Fruit Pest Management Guide. Register at

Source: Dean Volenberg, 573-882-0476

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