Cold Climate Conference 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 3:45pm

Cold Climate Conference

The 2021 Cold Climate Conference will be held again VIRTUALLY!  

2-DAY Conference 

FEBRUARY 10TH & 11TH  FROM 4:30 - 9:00 PM 

All times are evenings in Central Time

WEDNESDAY, February 10th 


4:30-5:30 Get to know Explore Minnesota Tourism and the University of Minnesota Tourism Center

                 with Xinyi Zian* and Lori Peterson* 
                 
ENOLOGY TRACK
6:00-7:00 Katie Cook* – Yeasts for wine style and types
7:00-8:00 John Taylor* – Back sweetening and sterile bottling
8:00-9:00 Jon Johnson* – Presses & pumps

VITICULTURE TRACK
6:00-7:00 Tony Wolf* – Vineyard floor and vine canopy management strategies to promote wine
                 quality potential
7:00-8:00 Fritz Westover* – What are your grape leaves telling you: how to diagnose and treat leaf
                 disorder symptoms
8:00-9:00 Annie Klodd* – Smart about Soil: Calculating fertilizer rates based on soil and foliar tests


THURSDAY, February 11th

4:30-5:30 MGGA Annual Meeting

TASTING ROOM & WINE BUSINESS TRACK
6:00-7:00 Carrie Bonnington – How to market and distribute legally: Trade restrictions and the 3
                 tier system
7:00-8:00 Becky Harris – Building a positive reaction to adversity: COVID and craft distilleries
8:00-9:00 Ed Rice – Branding & packaging design for wine

ENOLOGY TRACK
6:00-7:00 Annamarie Howard* – Malolactic fermentation
7:00-8:00 Joe Lutomske* – Closures: Options, performance, environmental impact, and
                  marketability
8:00-9:00 Aude Watrelot* – Rational use of sulfur dioxide in wines

VITICULTURE TRACK
6:00-7:00 Tim Martinson* – Vineyard floor and vine canopy management strategies to promote
                 wine quality potential 
7:00-8:00 Maria Smith* – Frost Protection: What Works?
8:00-9:00 Cain Hickey* – Fruit zone management theory and practice in humid regions

Follow this link to register: https://www.mngrapes.org/page/2021ColdClimateConference

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