Red Blotch Disease Identified in Ontario
August 15, 2013
Grapevine red blotch, a disease normally found on the East and West Coasts, is turning up in Ontario according to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Red blotch can stop grapes from fully ripening. Red blotch first appeared in Napa Valley in 2008 and has since been observed to at least six other states and now Canada. See: Grapevine red blotch associated virus: A newly identified disease in vineyards
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Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.
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